Two months after the creation of it COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist in pandemic relief, Arkansas Community Foundation has awarded $1,000 rapid response mini-grants to 678 organizations in 149 towns located in 67 counties.
In Mena, grants were awarded to the Acts of Love Food Pantry, CASA of the Ouachita Region, Inc., Fresh Start PRC, and to Healthy Families America Polk and Garland Counties/Healthy Connections.
These mini-grants support immediate, essential community needs in human services, food, health, housing, and education.
Community Foundation Phase Two Adaptation Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 are now being processed and will be awarded by the end of May.
The total amount raised for the COVID-19 Relief Fund has topped $3.4 million, with donations coming from the Community Foundation, other Arkansas foundations, businesses and individuals.
Donations are still being accepted online at www.arcf.org/covid19 or by mailing a check to Arkansas Community Foundation, 5 Allied Drive, Suite 51110, Little Rock, AR 72202. All donations to this fund will be granted to Arkansas organizations working to serve the state’s most vulnerable populations and those affected by the coronavirus and its economic fallout.