Local Non-Profits Get Needed COVID-19 Related Grants
The Community Foundation for South Central New York whose headquarters are located in Johnson City, is lending another helping hand to many local non-profit organizations who are trying their best to continue to serve their communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
In a press release, the foundation announced that it has released an additional $142,705 in grant money to the following organizations and more (not mentioned):
· Otsego County Department of Health - $5,000 for a public awareness campaign on social distancing
· Delaware Valley Humane Society - $5,000 for increased capacity at the shelter as owners surrender animals they can no longer afford
· Good Shepherd Communities Foundation - $5,000 for Personal Protective Equipment at Chase Nursing Home
· Second Baptist Church of Edmeston - $10,000 for their Community Cupboard meal delivery and pantry program
· ONC-BOCES - $7,292 for materials to 3-D print Personal Protective Equipment for local healthcare providers
· Helios Care - Oneonta - $10,000 for Personal Protective Equipment for hospice staff
· Catskill Center for Independence - $8,000 for their meal and prescription delivery program to community members with disabilities
As more applications for grant funding come in, a community member review panel from the foundation is meeting on a weekly basis to go over applications and decide who needs funding most so that they can support as many people as possible.
The Community Foundation serves donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga. More information about the Foundation can be found on its website at www.donorswhocare.org .