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COVID-19 Fund to announce 7th round of grants at press conference Wednesday, 6/17

COVID-19 Fund announces 7th round of grants
Press Conference: June 17th, 1:30 pm
 
The United Way of Central Georgia and Community Foundation of Central Georgia are excited to announce the Central Georgia COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund’s 7th disbursement. It will be the fund’s largest number and dollar amount of grants awarded in the Central Georgia community to date. The fund will announce the amounts and the local organizations who will be awarded the grants at 1:30 pm this Wednesday, June 17th at a press conference at the Peyton Anderson Community Services building at 
277 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Macon. 
 
These grants are part of an ongoing process with the dollar amounts approved by the Central Georgia COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund committee. At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia (CFCG) and United Way of Central Georgia (UWCG) announced the Central Georgia COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund to provide funding to nonprofit organizations supporting people affected by the pandemic.  To identify the immediate and critical needs to support those most vulnerable, Community Foundation and United Way staff are also hosting bi-weekly calls focused in eight key sectors with nonprofit leaders across Central Georgia. 
 
The fund began with commitments of $675,000 thanks in large part to a grant of $500,000 from The Peyton Anderson Foundation. In addition, CFCG, UWCG and The Griffith Foundation each contributed $50,000, and an anonymous donor contributed $25,000 to seed the fund.
 
Since that time, generous grants have been made by the following:  
$725,000 from the Knight Foundation funds of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia
$214,188 from generous fundholders at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia
An additional $140,000 from Community Foundation of Central Georgia
$84,131 from 478 Sings United contest
$51,514 in individual contributions to our WMAZ telethon
$40,000 from Jeff Smith Automotive
$30,000 from the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation
$20,245 from generous contributors to United Way
$20,000 from the Prince Family Foundation
$20,000 from the Zeist Foundation
$11,230 from reallocations to the fund from company sponsors of United Way’s cancelled Annual Awards Luncheon
$10,000 from GEICO
$10,000 from Wells Fargo
$10,000 from Truist Foundation
 
To donate to the Central Georgia COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund, please visit here.
 
If you would like to contribute stock or other assets please contact Julia Wood at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, (478) 750-9338.