We are living in truly unprecedented times that bring uncertainty in all areas of life. The Central Alabama Community Foundation and River Region United Way are collaborating to address the most vital needs of people across the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. In the coming weeks and months, our goal is to solve problems together and help people by providing needed resources to local nonprofit partners, equipping them to put their mission statements into practice.
Jointly, we are announcing today a $200,000 Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund to support nonprofit emergency response and recovery efforts in the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. The Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will focus on 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs and/or health and wellness efforts related to the COVID-19 emergency and its aftermath.
Applications for the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will open April 1, 2020, and grants will begin to be awarded on April 15, 2020. The grants will be limited to $2,500 per 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (requests for individual assistance are not eligible).
We encourage foundations, businesses and individuals wishing to support our combined efforts to join our organizations in this work. Gifts to the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund can be made by calling, mailing or online:
Central Alabama Community Foundation
114 Church Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
More details on how to apply will be released in the coming days.