COVID-19 Recovery Fund

CFFGR Announces COVID-19 Recovery Fund to address long-term challenges of Pandemic

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome is announcing the COVID-19 Recovery Fund, an initiative to help local nonprofits and small businesses address the long-term needs of our community members impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Community Foundation’s $25,000 Greater Rome Impact Grant has been re-directed to the new Recovery Fund, along with several generous contributions from donor advised fund holders. Donors can make a new donation to the COVID-19 Recovery Fund online by selecting COVID-19 Recovery Fund from the dropdown menu or emailing Ashley Garner to transfer funds from a donor advised fund or discuss other options.

The COVID-19 Recovery Fund has been created to address the long-term needs in Rome and Floyd County as the effects of this global coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold. While there is much uncertainty right now, we know that the needs of our community will continue to grow. The Community Foundation will utilize information from community leaders, nonprofit executives, and emerging data to deploy financial resources to organizations meeting the needs of community members affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The first round of grants are expected in the coming weeks.

In addition to the Recovery Fund, the Community Foundation is also working with the United Way, the HOPE Alliance, and other community partners to raise funds for immediate COVID-19 response. You can donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Shelter or the HOPE Alliance’s Easter 2020 Fund to support immediate COVID-19 emergency needs by donating online.