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CFAAC Community Connector - May 2020 Newsletter

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CFAAC awards $122,000 to local nonprofits in response to COVID-19

Since March 16, CFAAC’s Community Crisis Response Fund has awarded 58 grants totaling $122,000 to 47 local nonprofits providing food security and support for basic human needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides financial assistance directly to organizations serving vulnerable and underserved populations such as children, seniors, domestic violence survivors, recently released hospital patients, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, immigrants, persons who lack transportation, and the recently unemployed.

CFAAC is proud to help support long-standing partners like the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, Arundel House of Hope, Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Center of Help, Creating Communities, Light House Homeless Prevention Center, Providence Center, South County Assistance Network, We Care and Friends, and more. We are also excited to collaborate with new grantees like Be Rose International, a county nonprofit, that received funding for its Project LockDown - Stay at Home. The grant allowed Be Rose to provide food and essential items to maintain safe and healthy environments, including cleaning and hygiene supplies, to 42 low-income families in Annapolis, Millersville, and Edgewater. One senior citizen recipient, Fidelma, was elated and stated "I really appreciate this gesture, because I take the bus to the grocery store, and when I get there, there are hardly any supplies on the shelf."

To learn more about each grantee's project, visit Organizations and programs receiving funding in the second cycle will be announced next week. The third cycle of grant-making will open on May 18, 2020 and close on May 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

Community Crisis Response Fund Application Information 

As nonprofits respond to this pandemic, many are relying now more than ever on contributed support. We have seen nonprofits quickly scale-up their services to meet significant demand, others have shifted to provide new programs that support emergency needs, and some are left wondering if they will even survive the COVID-19 crisis. It is essential for nonprofits to be able to quickly respond to the urgent needs of our community. If you have a favorite nonprofit that you support directly, CFAAC encourages you to make your donation "unrestricted" so that these trusted organizations can serve their clients efficiently. If you are unsure about what organization to support, consider making a gift to CFAAC’s Community Crisis Response Fund so that we can continue providing vital funding to address Anne Arundel County’s most critical needs.  

Together, we will come out of this crisis stronger!  

Support the Community Crisis Response Fund 

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