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COVID-19 Response Fund grows to $3.9 million

The San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and other partners have awarded $1.1 million so far.
Credit: San Antonio Area Foundation

SAN ANTONIO — Here's some good news for your Thursday!

The COVID-19 Response Fund started by the San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, and other partners has grown to $3.9 million. 

The fund, which launched on March 20, was started as a way to help nonprofits serving the city's most vulnerable populations amid the coronavirus pandemic. More specifically, the fund provides grants to local nonprofits addressing the following five key areas: 

  • the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the broader coronavirus outbreak
  • the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures
  • increased demand for medical information and support
  • fear and confusion about the outbreak amongst our most vulnerable residents
  • resources available for families of school-aged children 

$1.1 million has been awarded to 36 nonprofits so far, with more grants in progress.

To apply for a grant, fill out an online application here. 

Those interested in donating to the fund can do so here.