The Community Emergency Needs Fund has awarded a total of $100,000 in grant distributions to coastal agencies providing basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, water, prescriptions/healthcare, and transportation to work and medical care to those who have been disproportionately impacted by the corona virus pandemic. The Needs Fund is managed in partnership by the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation and United Way of Coastal Georgia to serve coastal residents that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
These funding awards represent Phase One of a multi-phase response to quickly deploy resources into the community. Phase One recipients are:
America’s Second Harvest, Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia, Coastal Community Health Services, Coastal Outreach Soccer, Communities in Schools, FaithWorks Ministry, Golden Isles YMCA, Grace House, House of Hope, Morningstar Children and Family Services, Safe Harbor Street Outreach, Salvation Army Brunswick, St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Darien, and United Methodist Church of Darien.
Additional funding phases will occur in the coming weeks.
“We are so pleased to be able to quickly begin distributing resources to help Coastal Georgians weather the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Mary Jenrette, United Way of Coastal Georgia Board Chair.
For the full list of Phase One grantees and their funded programs, please visit www.coastalgeorgiafoundation.org.
“As we look toward reopening our community, we are seeing so clearly that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a deep and wide impact on local economy,” Jack Kilgore, Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation Board Chair. “We will see and feel the need continuing to increase for some time. We encourage all to consider making a gift to the Emergency Needs Fund.”
Individuals, families, businesses and other philanthropy organizations are invited to continue to give to the Needs Fund at www.coastalgeorgiafoundation.org.
For more information, please contact:
Paul White, President & CEO
Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
Virginia Brown, President & CEO
United Way of Coastal Georgia
About the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) was incorporated in 2005, as a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties. The Foundation now has assets over $30 million and has awarded over $16 million in grants to community organizations in the three-county region and beyond. The Foundation serves ordinary citizens who have the extraordinary vision for a better life for their neighbors, friends, families, and fellow coastal Georgians - today and for future generations. The Foundation seeks to be the region’s trusted source for thoughtful philanthropic counsel, sound financial management and strategic community investment. www.coastalgeorgiafoundation.org
About United Way of Coastal Georgia
United Way of Coastal Georgia located in Brunswick, Georgia is the leading facilitator of community enrichment for both Glynn and McIntosh counties. The mission of United Way of Coastal Georgia is to bring diverse people and resources together to address the most urgent issues that the community faces. Through unique partnerships and approaches, United Way of Coastal Georgia seeks to invest in the building blocks of a good life; a quality education that leads to a stable job, income to support a family though retirement and good health. For additional information, visit www.uwcga.org.