This month AWF granted $120,000 to six nonprofit organizations for the first round of grants as part of our COVID-19 Grantee Relief Fund. The six recipients are Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Latin American Association, Mercy Care, and Nicholas House.
The funds will support the organizations’ efforts to continue or expand services that have become even more critical during the health crisis:
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity will assist 40 women homeowners with full relief funding of their mortgages with Atlanta Habitat for 3 months.
Center for Pan Asian Community Services will provide rental assistance, food/grocery assistance, and counseling for 15 women.
Community Advanced Practice Nurses will provide healthcare to underserved women and children, basic materials including personal protective equipment and food supply, and food and formula for patience as needed.
Latin American Association will increase the housing-centered services provided to women and girls affected by COVID-19 in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties.
Mercy Care will support their Recuperative Care for the Homeless Program (RCP). The RCP for women is operated in partnership with City of Refuge – a transitional housing and supportive services organization, targeting women and children in crisis, located in one of Atlanta’s most vulnerable communities.
Nicholas House will use the funding for general operating expenses to continue providing services to homeless families and respond to new needs related to COVID-19.
Funding priorities for the COVID-19 Grantee Relief Fund are nonprofit organizations based in AWF’s five-county service area (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties) that are unable to close their doors during this period of shelter-in-place and are meeting basic needs, including safety, housing, and food. Priority will also be given to organizations providing mental and behavioral health services, and general health services. Nonprofit organizations that received a grant from AWF between 2017 and 2019 are eligible to apply.