Greater Atlanta Covid-19
response and recovery fund

This round of applications for grants from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund is now closed. Please submit the digital listening tool to help inform the deployment of resources to the community. 

Overview

The coronavirus pandemic ushered in a “perfect storm” of health care and economic crises that have not been seen in our lifetime. When the full force of the pandemic hit greater Atlanta in mid-March, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta stepped in, after quickly realizing that neither organization could tackle a challenge of this magnitude alone. In a matter of days, we launched the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (COVID-19 Fund) to get emergency funding to nonprofits working on the frontlines to support our region’s most vulnerable workers and families. 

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More than

$27M

funds raised

More than

$18M

distributed to the community

Agencies funded

321

and counting

Data as of Oct. 27, 2020

Timeline

Initially supported by a coalition of philanthropy, civic and corporate partners, the Fund has received donations ranging from $50 to $5 million from thousands of individuals, families and businesses. As the situation in our community evolved, the Fund pivoted to address rapidly changing needs and the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) population. Still in the midst of this crisis, this case study reflects the timeline of the Fund and its response to the changing social, health and economic consequences to date.
March 9 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
March 16 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
March 17 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
March 18 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
March 19 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
March 21 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
March 24 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
March 26 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
March 27 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
April 2 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
April 6 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
April 6-10 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
April 14 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
April 21 MARCH-APRIL - RAPID RESPONSE
May 5 MAY - JUNE: INFORMING THE PROCESS WITH COMMUNITY INSIGHTS
May 5 MAY - JUNE: INFORMING THE PROCESS WITH COMMUNITY INSIGHTS
July 7-24 JULY - SEPTEMBER: FOCUS ON NEW PRESSING ISSUES
August 11 JULY - SEPTEMBER: FOCUS ON NEW PRESSING ISSUES
September 14 JULY - SEPTEMBER: FOCUS ON NEW PRESSING ISSUES
September 29 JULY - SEPTEMBER: FOCUS ON NEW PRESSING ISSUES
September 30 JULY - SEPTEMBER: FOCUS ON NEW PRESSING ISSUES
October 9 JULY - SEPTEMBER: FOCUS ON NEW PRESSING ISSUES

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Latest News

The development of the coronavirus and its impact continue to evolve on an hourly basis.