The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) awarded its fourth COVID-19 Response Fund grants on October 20, 2020. Twenty-one South Jersey groups helping Coronavirus victims received 0,000 in grants.
Seventy-four organisations in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties have received $663,000 thus far.
“This fourth round of funds continues to address pressing family basics and adjustments to nonprofit organisation services,” stated CFSJ Executive Director Andy Fraizer.
“These groups are strongly rooted in their communities.
They motivate us and remind us of the huge need and support needed to confront and recover from the pandemic’s health, social, and economic impacts.”
“During these exceptionally hard times, we are encouraged by how our kind donors and partners are to help us meet the requirements and disruptions,” said Wanda Hardy, Chairperson of the Foundation’s Community Leadership and Engagement Committee.
“The Foundation is committed to working with our partners to address immediate needs and plan for the longer-term rehabilitation of South Jersey communities.”
The South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund is one of more than 400 community foundations that have raised more over $900 million to combat the pandemic. South Jersey businesses, citizens, and benefactors have donated over $1,080,000 since March.
Despite this amazing reaction, our nonprofit community needs donations and financing partners to satisfy its crucial needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people’s wants. Some will miss out on services and support. Fraizer said philanthropy can best serve by filling government response gaps.
Fairfield, Nj American Red Cross Chapter
The Red Cross will offer free COVID-19 antibody testing to South Jersey blood donors with a $15,000 donation to replenish their blood supply for patients in eight counties.
Arc of Cape May County—south Dennis, Nj
With a $10,000 grant, the Arc will acquire equipment and educate personnel to provide social outreach support, remote enrichment activities, and improved healthcare access using innovative telemedicine technology in 17 Cape May County group homes and assisted-living apartments.
— Somers Point, Nj
CASA will purchase equipment and train volunteers to remotely advocate for Atlantic and Cape May foster adolescents with a $5,000 grant. Grant funds online case management.
Center for Independent Living of South Jersey—westville, Nj
The Center will bring food and rent to disabled customers in Gloucester and Camden counties with a $5,000 grant.
Cata – Glassboro, Nj
With a $12,000 grant, CATA will match the more than $29,000 contributed to provide immediate emergency relief monies to South Jersey farmworkers banned from unemployment insurance and other federally funded programmes who are struggling due to COVID-19.