$322,000 in Grants Awarded to Montgomery County
COVID-19 Relief Efforts
May 18, 2020- The Montgomery County Foundation Inc. is announcing that a total of $322,000 has been awarded to date to 101 nonprofit organizations through the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund. General operating support grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 were awarded. The Fund is a community-wide effort to support the immediate needs of residents hardest hit by the pandemic.
As of May 18, nearly $575,000 has been raised for the MontcoPA COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund allows residents, businesses, and philanthropies to donate money towards COVID-19 relief efforts. The Fund was established on March 26, 2020 by six local philanthropies and the County of Montgomery and is managed by the Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. This pooled funding model allows nonprofits in need to apply once for grants rather than apply separately to each foundation or corporate giving program- easing up the paperwork during a time when nonprofits and front-line responders are working overtime to respond to the crisis.
Grant funds were distributed to a variety of nonprofit organizations serving every area of the county. Grantees included food pantries, senior care programs, rent and utility payment programs for low-income residents, behavioral healthcare and telehealth services, ambulance services, childcare for healthcare workers, domestic violence services, protective personal equipment purchase for nonprofits continuing essential in-person services, public benefits navigator support, and emergency shelters among others.
Still, more funds are urgently needed to support the efforts of first responders and social safety net providers. The need is unparalleled and will continue to grow over the next several months. To donate, individuals and businesses should visit by CLICKING HERE.
To see the full list of grantees, CLICK HERE.
The MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund
Montgomery County has one of the highest concentrations of COVID-19 cases of any county in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To respond to this growing crisis, concerned leaders are joining to
create a rapid response fund for Montgomery County: The MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund.
CONTRIBUTIONS: All individuals, businesses and institutions wishing to make a donation to the
MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund are invited to do so by CLICKING HERE.
Donations of any size may be made online, by check or by wire. Checks should be made payable to
Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.- MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund, and mailed to 4 Sentry
Parkway, #302, Blue Bell, PA 19422. The Foundation's EIN is 23-3070457.
GRANTS: The MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund will provide grants to nonprofit organizations
with a successful track record of serving vulnerable populations in Montgomery County. The Fund is
designed to complement the work of Montgomery County's public health, state, and federal officials and
expand local capacity to address the outbreak as efficiently as possible. Initial grant applications may be
submitted for up to $5000.
Nonprofit organizations wishing to apply should CLICK HERE and look for the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund for access to the online application. Applications will be reviewed, assessed for impact and funded on a rolling basis dependent on available resources. Nonprofits are encouraged to check the website for future funding announcements.
VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn
Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
Genuardi Family Foundation
Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.
County of Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Tri-County Community Network
Interagency Council of Norristown
Diana Doherty, Executive Director, VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn and Manager, BLBB Charitable
Russell Johnson, President and CEO, HealthSpark Foundation
David Kraybill, President, Pottstown Health & Wellness Foundation
Tara Gaudin, Director, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Joanne Kline, Member, Boards of Directors, Generations of Indian Valley and Manna on Main Street
Ashia Cooper, Program Officer, Pottstown Health & Wellness Foundation
For the latest official information on COVID-19 please visit the Montgomery County Coronavirus Data Hub.
PHL COVID-19 Fund is also a resource for Montgomery County nonprofits seeking funding during the pandemic.
Additionally, the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund will work closely with Montgomery County officials to support awareness campaigns and ensure community-based organizations have the most up to date information and are operating in full compliance with the public health directives issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the Governor and state/local county health officials. Our goal is to support the difficult work that lies ahead in a safe and responsible manner.
General questions & inquiries about the Fund can be directed to:
Virginia Frantz, President & CEO, The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-532-7387.
The Montgomery County Foundation is a
non-governmental, non-profit community organization whose purpose
is to help donors achieve their philanthropic ideals.
Our Vision is to be a recognized leader and catalyst in philanthropic
matters for Montgomery County and surrounding area by serving as a resource for donors,
charitable non-profit agencies and the general public through a
proactive program of asset growth, management and distribution of
funds that reflect the unique knowledge of a commitment to the Community.
We accomplish this by a process that assists donors in the development
of their philanthropic vision by encompassing the permanent yet
flexible characteristics of community foundations, which ultimately
support innovative ideas that strengthen the non-profit organization's
ability to serve its communities.
We provide donors, their families and advisors the resources they
will need to help them achieve their charitable dreams.
The Community Foundation is ‘a Catalyst for Community Solutions’. As well as assisting donors to make an impact, the Foundation focuses on community issues and needs. It convenes non-profits, provides educational programs, fiscal sponsorships for civic groups and new nonprofits.