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24 Delaware County Nonprofits Receive Funding for Emergency Services

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Foundation for Delaware County established the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund on March 13, 2020, realizing that the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would continue to mount. Thanks to many generous donors, the foundation has raised $430,000 for the Response Fund and given out nearly $150,000 for emergency relief.

Two rounds of grants, totaling $148,955, were distributed to 24 nonprofits, Each will receive a support grant to address emergency needs outlined in their proposals to the foundation. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis during the pandemic crisis. To date, the Response Fund has received more than 40 requests for funding; eligible nonprofits need only apply once.

“The Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund is a rapid response solution to provide resources to frontline organizations that are delivering emergency assistance, such as food security, healthcare, and childcare for the most vulnerable residents in this unprecedented crises,” said Mike Magnavita, Chair of the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund and President of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. “The selected organizations are deeply trusted organizations in their communities. They inspire us – and we know they are just a sampling of the work we can and must support moving forward.”

You can find the full list of Response Fund grants here.