The Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 Response Fund has issued a second round of grants to local nonprofit organizations. This week Manna House, the Salvation Army and the THS Emergency Shelter were issued a total of $11,500. The Fund, focused on providing food and shelter, now has issued a total of $34,500.
Five nonprofits in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties were awarded $23,000 in the first round of grants last week. They were Haralson County Community Christian Council, Heard County Food Pantry, Open Hands Christian Ministry, St. Margarets Community Outreach and West Georgia Council on Aging.
Grants will be made on a rolling basis, and In order to move resources quickly, we are not hosting a formal application process for the COVID-19 Fund at this time. As fundraising continues through the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, the Fund will adapt to emerging needs as the situation evolves, said Kim Jones, president of the Community Foundation.
While the Fund is not able to provide grants to individuals, the Community Foundation will be funding community-based organizations that have experience and history of providing people and families with services and support, shesaid. Individuals who need help can locate resources at the West Georgia Cares website, westgacares.org.
Donations to the fund may be made at the home page of the Community Foundations website at cfwg.net, by text-to-give at GIVEWESTGA to 44321, or by check mailed to the Foundation at 807 South Park Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117.
The Community Foundation is asking local nonprofits to send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure it is aware of the organizations work supporting local residents.
The Community Foundation also will be working alongside Tanner Health Systems COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which is helping with costs associated with all aspects of the diagnosis, treatment and stabilization of COVID-19 patients throughout the Tanner Health System.