Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $134,000 to 11 Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $1.4 Million Granted to 69 Local Nonprofits Helping Thousands of People, Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $2 Million to support Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (April 24, 2020) –In its fourth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $134,333 to 11 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the past four weeks, the Taskforce has granted a total of $1,479,471 to 69 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

To quickly respond to community needs, volunteer Taskforce members are reviewing dozens of applications from local nonprofits each week. According to Taskforce member Deborah Hooper, Chief Operating Officer, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Taskforce has been a labor of love and inspiration.

“Serving on the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund Task Force is both a humbling, and educational, experience for me. I’ve learned so much through reading the grant applications, and studying other data resources provided, about the overwhelming basic needs in our community caused by the COVID-19 crisis and the humanitarian efforts to address them by these nonprofit organizations. Collectively, this is one of the best books I’ve ever read, and then had the privilege to help act on in my career,” said Hooper.

The taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

One hundred percent of donations are immediately being used to support local nonprofit response efforts.

“We are very grateful. Not only is it helping us keep people employed, it’s also helping us reach out to frail older adults that are now having to stay home, who just desperately need some additional support,” said Chip Cromartie, Executive Director, Well Spring Solutions, a recent recipient of Virus Relief grant funding.

Additionally, the Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC: $5,525
  • Triad Local First: $7,838  

Education

  • NxtGeneration -The Movement: $12,020

Food Insecurities

  • Cambodian Cultural Center of North Carolina: $12,750
  • Daystar Christian Fellowship: $18,750
  • Free Indeed Outreach Ministry: $9,500
  • Positive Direction for Youth and Families: $9,500
  • Senior Resources of Guilford: $16,150

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • GP Sober House & Recovery : $14,300 

Healthcare Access

  • American Cancer Society: $9,000
  • Autism Society of North Carolina: $19,000

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Phillips Foundation: $500,000
  • Ecolab: $100,000
  • Columbia Forest Products, Inc. $15,000
  • DMJ & Co.: $5,000

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