Greater Atlanta Covid-19
response and recovery fund

To read more about the nonprofit organizations funded to-date, please see our Fund News. To learn more about the impact of the Fund so far, please view our May 2020 Report.


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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funds raised


distributed to the community


Agencies funded

Data as of June 10, 2021


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.