Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
With children out of school, businesses temporarily closing, performances shuttered and workers being laid off, there has never been a time where community support and financial resources have been more badly needed. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta have partnered to create the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Read the full press release here.
The fund will support those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related impacts caused by the pandemic. The Community Foundation committed $1 million and United Way of Greater Atlanta contributed $500,000 to seed the fund. Additional dollars have been contributed by generous individual donors, corporate partners and foundations – the list of contributors is below. Our donors may also contact their philanthropic officer to make a gift.
Individuals and families in need of help
United Way of Greater Atlanta provides assistance for individuals and families impacted and in need of support through the 2-1-1 Contact Center, which connects families with community based resources. There are many ways to connect to 2-1-1 including by phone, chat, email or mobile app. 2-1-1 is a valuable resource that is available 24-hours and 7 days-a-week.
Information for nonprofits
The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will award grants to organizations supporting families with young children and children on free and reduced lunch and individuals without health insurance, access to sick days or access to healthcare; seniors and older adults; low-wage workers including hospitality, service industry and gig economy workers. Initial priorities will focus on the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations resulting from closures and support community safety nets such as food insecurity, rent and utility assistance, medical supports and childcare. Additional priorities are the educational and emotional needs of children and youth across our region.
How do organizations share what they are doing in response to COVID-19 and request funding?
- The United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation have partnered to create the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund platform as a source of information about the fund. Click the button below to access the platform, which includes fund priorities, grant process information, an FAQ list and the latest news about the fund. Please read this information to see if your organization is eligible for funding at this time.
- If your organization is eligible, complete the Grant Questionnaire.
- Not eligible for funding, or just have thoughts or concerns to share with us? We want to hear from you! Complete the Digital Listening Tool to help us understand the needs in your community and help us deploy the resources effectively and efficiently.
Recent grants and support
The Fund will award general operating support grants. Award amounts will vary based on organizational capacity, scope of services provided, community needs and total resources available.
The COVID-19 Fund has been supported by more than 150 generous individual donors, corporations and foundations. Contributors that have given $25,000 or more are listed below. We thank them for their support of the Atlanta community during this crisis.
Barrow Family Fund
Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
City of Atlanta
The Coca-Cola Company
David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund
D. Lurton Massee Community Welfare Fund
The Goizueta Foundation
The Klump Family Foundation
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
The Primerica Foundation
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Fund
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
Sartain Lanier Foundation
Stockert/Ives Family Fund
Vasser Wooley Foundation, Inc.