COVID Relief Fund Grants Nearly $600,000 to Local Nonprofits
Community Foundation emergency fund seeks donations, awards grants
Vancouver, Wash., May 15, 2020 — Over the past two weeks, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has awarded $592,078 in grants from the SW Washington COVID Response Fund. This emergency response fund was established as a convenient way for residents to support urgent relief efforts across Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties.
Jennifer Rhoads, President of the Community Foundation, said that every dollar donated to the response fund is directed to local nonprofits. The most recent grants assisted fifteen nonprofits serving people who have been most affected by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Following is a complete list of grants awarded from the emergency fund in the first half of May:
Relief provided through the SW Washington COVID Response Fund now totals nearly $3.5 million. Collectively, the 95 grants distributed are supporting programs and services that improve access to food, housing, technology, and health and safety equipment.
"Neighbors and friends across southwest Washington are responding in many ways, and this relief fund is another opportunity for all of us to help those who are hurting most," Rhoads said. "By giving what we can together, we will provide a stronger recovery for our region."
Grants are announced weekly and listed on the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington's website. Those interested in learning more or donating can visit cfsww.org/covid19.
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