Community Foundation of the Ozarks announced that when their fiscal year ends June 30, they will have given out over $2.28 million in grants related to COVID-19 relief.
By comparison, the CFO granted 88 grants in 2019 for a total of $1.02 million.
The CFO announced the latest grants from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund Grant Program focus on regional recovery efforts. The funds focus on organizations providing financial support to citizens who have been adversely impacted economically by the COVID-19 lockdown.
The following agencies will receive a combined total of $48,856:
- ABLE Commission Inc.: $1,500 to purchase food, personal items and other supplies for Rolla-area seniors (Meramec Regional Community Foundation)
- City of Ash Grove: $9,000 to support the Ash Grove GRO Economic Recovery and Advancement Project, which will prioritize elements that affect vulnerable populations (Ash Grove Area Community Foundation)
- Regional Family Crisis Center: $2,500 to support online access to resources for Perry County residents (Perry County Community Foundation)
- Sarcoxie Area Senior Center: $7,770 to support the reopening of the Sarcoxie Senior Center (Sarcoxie Community Foundation)
- SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging: $20,000 to purchase walk-in freezers for delivery meal storage at the Houston and Cabool senior centers (Houston Community Foundation)
- Texas County Extension Council: $8,086 to support the “Taking Care of You — Mind, Body and Spirit” program to improve wellness and mental health of residents (Houston Community Foundation)
The CFO reported since March, donors have given $684,000 to support the COVID-19 fund grantmaking.