Latest Grants from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund Target Mental-Health Needs, Childcare for First Responders, Financial Assistance for Displaced Workers, and More
Unrestricted funding raised during the Giving Challenge provides critical flexibility and assistance to nonprofit efforts to address evolving community needs.
These agencies are on the front lines of supporting residents with food, financial assistance and shelter.
The funds are going to four organizations, including Heart of Florida United Way ALICE Recovery Fund for COVID-19, Joe R. Lee Boys & Girls Club of Eatonville, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Winter Park Improvement Foundation.
For children living in food deserts, a bunch of ripe bananas or a bag of sweet potatoes is as much of a treat as an ice cream sundae.
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation launched an Emergency Relief Fund in March, collecting donations to be used by nonprofits in Southwest Florida to help neighbors with food, shelter and basic human needs due to the economic challenges caused by COVID-19.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation have awarded over $880,000 in grants from their joint COVID-19 Response Initiative, providing relief to nonprofit organizations leading the region’s COVID-19 assistance efforts.
Publix Super Markets established a program to allow customers and associates at its Tennessee stores to make donations to a relief fund for those impacted by recent weather events.
It may be hard to imagine that in a place like Collier County, many families struggle with food insecurity. When a person or family is food insecure, they do not have reliable access to adequate/nutritious sustenance. According to the Community Foundation of Collier County, approximately 12.5 percent or 42,000 of residents are food insecure. And in the 2015-2016 school year, 62 percent of Collier County Public School students were eligible for free and reduced lunch. For many students, school lunch is the only food they get in a day.
Satisfy the Hunger runs through April 27, and this year the initiative is partnering with the Community Foundation of Collier County, United Way of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Foundation to collectively match a total of $45,000 in cash donations.