PHL Covid-19 Fund awards $2.4 millon in latest grants to area nonprofits, including Center For Family Services

PHL Covid-19 Fund awards $2.4 millon in latest grants to area nonprofits, including Center For Family Services

Philadelphia Inquirer - Marc Narducci
Friday, May 15, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The PHL COVID-19 Fund awarded $2.4 million to 87 area nonprofits on Thursday in its fifth round of grants. Formed on March 19, the fund has now given more than $13 million to 383 nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic.

The fund is a collaboration established by the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Foundation, and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Since its founding, PHL COVID-19 has secured more than $16 million in gifts and pledges from nearly 5,000 individuals, families, foundations, businesses, and institutions.


Among this week’s grant recipients is Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), which aides women and children in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties and Philadelphia. MCC serves pregnant women and families with children up to age 3 who are living in neighborhoods marked by high rates of poverty, infant mortality, and health disparities. “Maternity Care Coalition believes that all families thrive when they are healthy and connected to high-quality social services,” said the coalition’s CEO, Marianne Fray, in a statement. “We’ve seen an increased need for emergency supplies, and have created a safe, contact-free system for getting diapers, wipes, formula, and cribs to those in need.”

In addition to MCC, the following organizations also received funding on Thursday:

Acenda, $6,000; ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania, $35,000; Advantage Community Integration Services, $2,500; Andrew L. Hicks Jr. Foundation, $9,000; Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, $25,000; Atlantic City Rescue Mission, $50,000; Better Tomorrows, $50,000; Calvary Memorial Church, $5,000; Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, $50,000; Casa de Consejeria y Salud Integral, $5,000; Center for Family Services Inc., $20,000; Center for Hope, $50,000; Chester Eastside Inc., $45,000; Coatesville Area Senior Center, $30,000; COMHAR Inc., $25,000; CompleteCare Health Network, $50,000; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, $10,000; Creative Health Services Inc., $50,000; Deborah Hospital Foundation, $50,000; Drueding Center, $50,000; Eastern Service Workers Association, $2,500; Elwyn, $50,000.



Jen Hammill, Associate Vice President of Public Relations
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