Grant Funds Awarded to Community Organizations to Battle COVID-19, Help At-Risk Residents

April 10, 2020

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving announced its first round of grants totaling $1.06 million that will support community-based organizations that provide basic human needs to residents with the greatest need.

The grant funding comes from the Foundation’s COVID Response Fund, which is designed to provide community-based organizations with the necessary resources to assist those residents most significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal of this funding is to enable these organizations to complement the work of federal, state and municipal government efforts and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Click here to see the organizations in our community that will be better able to serve residents through this funding.

Now more than ever, our towns are being pushed to the limit for resources. This grant funding provides additional resources to our local nonprofits that specialize in providing basic human needs for residents most deeply affected by the Coronavirus. This new funding takes some of the burden away from cities and towns for the benefit of all residents.

According to a press release from the Foundation, its COVID-19 Response Fund has received support of $1,155,545 thanks to contributions from generous individuals, corporations and donor-advised-funds.