Taskforce Urges Community to Support Relief Fund, Asks Nonprofits to Apply for Funding
Greensboro, NC (April 2, 2020) –The United Way of Greater Greensboro and City of Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce $457,356 was awarded to 16 local nonprofits to help people impacted by the Coronavirus.
The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund
which United Way created at the request of the City.
To-date, the community has donated $725,345 to the fund,
which includes a $500,000 gift from United Way’s emergency reserve fund and
$108,000 that the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has raised to
support the fund.
To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here, or text the word “Virus” to 40403.
again the Greensboro community has proven we have the capacity to care for one
another. Collaborating with United Way has been a win-win scenario. As Co-Chair
of the Virus Relief Taskforce, it has been encouraging to see how quickly these
resources have been identified and distributed to agencies offering essential
services in this critical time,” said Assistant City Manager Larry Davis.
“Thanks to the tremendous support of our community, and the collaboration of caring community leaders, we are excited to release our first round of funding to local nonprofits that are helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. We continue to ask anyone who can make a donation to please support the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund so that we can continue to help our local neighbors who need our support,” said Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact & Investment, United Way of Greater Greensboro and Co-Chair of the Virus Relief Taskforce.
“Our community is known for coming
together to help neighbors in need,” said Tara McKenzie Sandercock, SVP of
Foundation and Community Relations at the Community Foundation of Greater
Greensboro and a member of the Virus Relief Task Force. “It’s wonderful that
the community has been able to offer assistance so quickly.”
First round funding is being issued to:
- Guilford Child Development: $25,500
- BackPack Beginnings: $20,000
- Christ United Methodist Church: $9,000
- One Step Further: $11,000
- Jalloh’s Upright Services of NC: $11,250
- Faith Action International: $22,500
- Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center: $48,750
- Greensboro Urban Ministry: $63,750
- YWCA: $12,000
- Servant Center: $4,500
- Salvation Army of Greensboro: $99,000
- IRC: $67,500
- Creative Aging: $13,656
- Arts Greensboro: $10,500
- Adult Center for Enrichment DBA Well Spring: $14,450
Virus Relief Taskforce
Leaders from United
Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro formed a Virus Relief Taskforce that is
reviewing and approving funding applications
on a weekly basis from local nonprofits that are providing services to children,
families, seniors, homeless and small
businesses impacted by the Coronavirus.
The Taskforce is being co-chaired by
Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community
Impact and Investment, United Way. The taskforce is also
comprised of leaders from Community Foundation
of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and community leaders representing six priority areas.
Priority areas represent:
- Food insecurities, such as homebound seniors and families with children
- Education interruptions, such as children in early Head-Start through postsecondary
- Employment reductions, such as reduced hours, layoffs and furlough
- Housing vulnerabilities, such as rental assistance and shelters for homeless
- Medical access, such as transportation or those in need of homebound supports
- Business disruption, such as resources for the small business community.
Virus Relief Nonprofit
Funding Application Process
instructions for Virus Relief funding are available at www.UnitedWayGSO.org. The Virus
Relief Taskforce is meeting virtually to review applications and making funding
approvals on a weekly basis.
The Virus Relief Taskforce
has developed a process that ensures ease and accountability while making funds quickly available
to stabilize community members impacted by the virus. Organizations that are selected to
receive funding will be required to report use of funds. A reporting template and technical assistance will be provided with the award.
What Organizations May Apply
The applying agency must be
a local 501 (c)(3) organization providing services aligned with the priority
areas to individuals directly impacted by the Coronavirus.