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COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund announces $350,000 in grants

From Delaware Business Now

In its first round of grants, the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund awarded $350,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations providing services to communities throughout the state.

Requests totaled $3.9 million.

The fund is managed by the Delaware Community Foundation. Click here for  further information and to donate.

The grants will address a  range of community needs during the pandemic.

Grants awarded

    • Modern Maturity: $50,000 to deliver additional meals to seniors at their homes.
    • Brandywine Counseling: $25,000 to meet the increased demand for recovery services.
    • Family Counseling of St. Paul: $22,000 to meet the increased demand for family counseling services.
    • Westside Family Healthcare: $50,000 for telehealth equipment to provide care for prenatal and chronically ill patients.
    • YMCA: $50,000 for childcare for essential workers statewide.
    • Easterseals of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore: $29,000 for telehealth equipment to provide child intervention services.
    • CHILD, Inc: $36,000 to provide housing for battered women and their children, meeting increased demand because of social distancing requirements.
    • CHEER: $38,000 delivering additional meals to seniors at their homes.
    • Housing vouchers for the homeless: $50,000
    • Friendship House for New Castle County – $30,000
    • Community Resource Center for Sussex County – $10,000
    • Catholic Charities for Kent County – $10,000

In this first round, 95 applicants requested a total of $3.9 million. The initial awards represent 23% of the total $1.5 million raised to date for the COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, which is housed at the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF).

The fund will award an additional $350,000 in grants this week.

The goal is for the fund, which launched March 18, to provide grants for several months, said DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay, who chairs the fund’s decision-making council.

Read more:

https://delawarebusinessnow.com/2020/04/covid-19-strategic-response-fund-announces-350000-in-grants/