The Montgomery County Foundation

$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.

Founding Partners:

  • HealthSpark Foundation
  • VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn
  • BLBB Charitable
  • AmerisourceBergen Foundation
  • Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
  • Genuardi Family Foundation
  • Montgomery County Foundation, Inc.
  • County of Montgomery, Pennsylvania
  • Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
  • Tri-County Community Network
  • Bucks-Mont Collaborative
  • Interagency Council of Norristown

    Advisory Committee:

  • 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
  • Additional Resources:

  • 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, 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.

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