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Mar
26

Grants totaling $286,800 from the Emergency and Disaster Response Fund Distributed

(March 25, 2020) The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina announced 38 grants totaling $286,800 from its Emergency and Disaster Response Fund to nonprofits addressing COVID-19 pandemic response and relief efforts in 18 counties of Western North Carolina including the Qualla Boundary.

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Mar
25

An Update from United Way of Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem Foundation on the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County

On March 18, officials from United Way Forsyth County, The Winston Salem Foundation, the City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and Community Organizations Active in Disaster announced the formation of COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County to support local community members impacted by the novel coronavirus.

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Mar
25

United Way of Greater High Point launches emergency fund to help locals impacted by coronavirus

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The community has come out in a big way to support the United Way of Greater High Point’s new emergency fund benefitting people hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar
24

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Announces $1.5 Million in Immediate, Flexible Funding to Respond to COVID-19 in NC

$500,000 for Forsyth County Community Response Fund; $1 million for safety net health care providers around the state as crisis ramps up

 
 

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Mar
24

Golden LEAF deploys $15 million in funding to launch NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program

Funding will provide loans to help small businesses suffering economic losses
related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 
 

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Mar
23

Former NC health directors: Take these three critical steps to slow the spread of COVID-19

With the cases of COVID-19 increasing across our state, and the images we are seeing from other countries, concerns about the potential impacts to North Carolina are high. At the same time, with so much information circulating, people can feel overwhelmed without a clear sense of how to best fight this pandemic. We have been fortunate in our state to have the leadership of Governor Roy Cooper, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, and our State Health Director Dr. Betsey Tilson who have acted decisively to help protect our citizens during these challenging times.


Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article241377726.html#storylink=cpy

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Mar
23

Outer Banks Community Foundation Awards $56,050 in COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants to Eight Nonprofits

Southern Shores, NC, March 20, 2020 — The Outer Banks Community Foundation has announced $56,050 in COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants to eight local nonprofits, supporting their efforts to provide for the basic, urgent needs of Outer Bankers during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Mar
20

Joint PSO Statement: Keep Equity at the Forefront in Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus

March 19, 2020 - (Note: This joint PSO statement was the basis for a Letter to the Editor published in The Chroncile of Philanthropy on 3/19/20)
In a recent opinion in The Chronicle of Philanthropy (How to Help the Most Vulnerable Through the Pandemic, 3/11/2020), FSG’s Lauren A. Smith made an important point about a focus on equity in philanthropy’s response to the coronavirus. She encourages funders to pay specific attention to communities that are likely to suffer disproportionately during the coronavirus pandemic because of “historic, systemic barriers that have left them vulnerable.”

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Mar
20

Council on Foundations: A Call to Action: Philanthropy's Commitment During COVID-19

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created a global health and economic crisis that is testing every one of us. We know that the shocks of this “new normal” are severe and unanticipated for our sector and grantee partners.

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Mar
20

Coronavirus Relief Fund Established in Henderson County

Hendersonville, N.C., March 20, 2020 – Today, officials from United Way of Henderson County and Community Foundation of Henderson County announced that the Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of coronavirus in Henderson County.

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