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United Way & Community Foundation announce next round of grants from COVID-19 fund

On March 23rd 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.  
Today, our organizations announce the Fund’s fourth round of grants totaling $35,500 to 3 organizations to assist in their emergency responses and $3,000 for a public service information campaign directed towards seniors and other at risk individuals.
Today’s grant recipients and grant amounts are as follows:

Agency/ organization



Crawford County School District


Outfit five buses with mobile Wi-Fi hotspots to provide internet access to over 300 students

Middle Georgia Community Food Bank


Support food pantry needs in Barnesville (food distribution needs have increased by nearly 300%) and Warner Robins (donations to the food pantry have dropped by 75%).

Bibb Mt. Zion Church outreach


Provide assistance with bills, food, and more to 75 families.

Public service campaign


Public service informational campaign targeting seniors and other at-risk individuals.

These grants are part of an ongoing process with the dollar amounts approved by the Central Georgia COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund committee. To identify the immediate and critical needs to support those most vulnerable, Community Foundation and United Way staff are 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 
$30,000 from the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation
$15,000 from the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation
$41,000 from generous fundholders at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia
$11,000 from reallocations to the fund from company sponsors of United Way’s cancelled Annual Awards Luncheon
$70,206 from individual contributions   
$40,000 from Jeff Smith Automotive
$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 click 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. 
United Way of Central Georgia is a leading funder of health and human service organizations that have a measurable impact in fourteen Central Georgia counties and impact the lives of one in four local people annually. For more information about what United Way of Central Georgia is doing in the community, visit us at 
Community Foundation of Central Georgia provides donors a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. The foundation is enhancing the quality of life for the people of Central Georgia, where philanthropy thrives, communities are strong, and citizens work towards common goals. Visit us at