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Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awards $500,000

Posted May 01, 2020 in Articles

Author: Lydia Coutré

In its fifth round of weekly grants, the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund distributed $498,308 to 11 organizations and groups serving Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.

Since the fund was created in mid-March, it has awarded $3.3 million to more than 50 nonprofit organizations facing unprecedented challenges during the ongoing pandemic.

To date, more than 65 different corporate, civic and philanthropic partners have contributed more than $8 million, alongside individuals and families across the region. They urge other foundations, corporate entities, individuals and organizations to contribute to the fund with donations of any amount, all of which are tax deductible, according to a release.

According to the release, this week's grants are:

$30,000 to Family Promise of Greater Cleveland to continue providing supplies, food, beds and other resources for unsheltered and recently housed families in Cuyahoga County.

$16,000 to West Side Catholic Center to continue offering takeout meals, shower facilities, emergency shelter and remote case management and one-on-one social work for low-income and unsheltered clients in Cuyahoga County.

$50,000 to the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland to purchase additional food and sanitation products needed to meet the increase to weekly service deliveries (from twice monthly) to those in need in Cuyahoga County.

$56,000 to Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization to compensate small businesses for no-cost meals provided to children and low-income individuals on Cleveland's Near West Side.

$80,000 to Famicos Foundation to purchase and deliver food, toiletries and cleaning supplies to seniors and disabled residents in Cleveland's Hough, Glenville and St. Clair-Superior neighborhoods.

$20,500 to Joseph's Home to purchase medical and disinfecting supplies for the medical respite shelter, help transition to mobile capabilities for staff and to expedite the relocation of medically at-risk clients in Cuyahoga County to permanent housing.

$90,000 to Malachi House to continue to serve low-income, terminally ill patients free of charge in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood.

$55,808 to Providence House to maintain phone-based family support services and provide delivery of basic needs items for at-risk, vulnerable and low-income families in Cuyahoga County.

$20,000 to True Freedom Enterprises to continue to provide transportation services to places of employment for formerly incarcerated citizens in Cleveland.

$30,000 to West Side Community House to continue providing meals and support services for seniors and disabled adults on Cleveland's Near West Side, through weekly meals to-go and home delivered meals to housebound seniors.

$50,000 WomenSafe, Inc. to maintain the emergency domestic violence shelter, while providing tele-counseling services, case management and basic needs items for adult and child survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio.

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