COVID-19 Emergency Response Funding - Round 1 Grants

$37,500 distributed in relief funding

COVID-19 Emergency Response grants will continue to be swiftly deployed to local community nonprofits to support residents in need of:

  • Emergency food and basic supplies
  • Interim housing and shelter
  • Utility and financial assistance
  • Support for children and other vulnerable populations, and
  • Nonprofit safety and operations assistance

First-round funding has been issued to the following organizations:

  • Northeast Community Fund - $5,000 Food pantry support
  • Decatur Family YMCA - $5,000 Childcare site for front line medical/emergency management staff
  • Baby Talk - $5,000 Clorox wipes, non-contact thermometers, virtual contact program development
  • Macon County CASA - $5,000 Tablets, printer/scanner for remote field work
  • DOVE - $5,000 Financial assistance for individual water and power bills, and medicine
  • God’s Shelter of Love - $5,000 Operations assistance
  • Boys & Girls Club - $2,500 Food/activity baskets for children in need
  • Richland Community College - $2,500 For food pantry, free lunch services
  • InterChurch Food Pantry - $2,500 Food pantry serving Blue Mound, Macon, Boody and Stonington