COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Awarded $667,801 to 41 local nonprofits

April 03, 2020

On Friday, March 20, The Erie Community Foundation and like-minded philanthropic institutions quickly created the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and launched an emergency version of Erie Gives.  Just two weeks later, 41 local nonprofits received $667,801 on April 3.

“Our goal was to rapidly mobilize needed funds to address unprecedented emergencies in our community,” said Foundation President Mike Batchelor.  “We focused on nonprofits that can provide critical support to those who are facing challenges such as lost income, housing and food instability.”  A total of 72 nonprofits applied, seeking over $2 million.  “Philanthropic dollars make an impact, but we also encouraged nonprofits to seek SBA Emergency Disaster loan funds, as well as funding from the CARES Act.”

Adagio Health $27,000
Bayfront NATOP $50,000
Barber National Institute $6,688
Bethany Outreach Center $6,000
Booker T. Washington Center $22,500
Brevillier Village $7,500
Climate Changers, Inc. $32,500
Community Country Day School $2,000
Community Nursing Services of North East $12,000
Community of Caring $17,000
Community Shelter Services, Inc. $15,000
Emmaus Ministries, Inc. $10,000
Erie City Mission $25,000
Erie DAWN $15,000
Erie Family Center $7,500
Erie United Methodist Alliance, Inc. (EUMA) $4,307
GECAC $21,000
Harborcreek Youth Services $14,125
Lakeshore Community Services, Inc. $25,000
Maria House Project $10,000
Mercy Center for Women $9,525
Metro - Erie Meals on Wheels, Inc.. $4,800
Millcreek Mental Health and Advocacy Partnership $3,000
Multi-Cultural Health Evaluation Delivery System $4,120
North East Community Food Pantry $3,000
Perseus House, Inc. $15,000
Safe Journey $13,500
Sarah Reed Children's Center $2,300
Sarah Reed Senior Living $28,850
Second Harvest Food Bank $168,000
ServErie $15,760
Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network $9,000
St. Martin Center $16,002
St. Patrick Haven $2,500
The Door Student Services, Inc. $5,400
Union City Family Support Center $1,500
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants $5,000
Veterans Miracle Center $14,500
Voices for Independence $3,000
Women's Care Center of Erie $10,000
YMCA of Greater Erie $2,924

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