Community Foundation announces first round of COVID-19 grants, foundation annual June luncheon canceled


The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has announced more than a half-million dollars in the first round of grants to local nonprofits as support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 26, the foundation announced a total of $552,000 for its first grants as part of the SW Washington COVID Response Fund, which was announced March 19 with an initial $3 million investment.

The grants addressed needs that included emergency food assistance, daycare for essential employees, support for elders, cleaning and personal protection equipment supplies, and shelter and housing supports, according to the community foundation. Organizations receiving fund included: 

Martha’s Pantry — $4,200

Longview Public Schools — $5,000

Youth and Family Link — $9,000

Stephen’s Place — $10,000

BG Adventist Community Services — $13,000

Council for the Homeless — $14,000

Cascade AIDS Project — $15,650

Community House on Broadway — $20,000

Community Home Health and Hospice — $25,000

Clark County Latino Youth Conference — $25,60

CDM Caregiving Services — $40,000

SHARE/VHA — $50,640

SHARE — $70,000

Meals on Wheels — $100,000

Educational Service District 112 — $150,000

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has also canceled its annual fundraising luncheon, originally scheduled for June 2.

— The Reflector



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