March 19, 2020 (Jackson, TN) – Today, The Foundation announced the establishment of its COVID-19 Response Fund to assist the citizens of Madison County. This fund is designed to provide a quick response to organizations working with Madison County residents who have been impacted by the novel coronavirus.
The Foundation is making an initial contribution of $20,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund and encourages fellow citizens to contribute as well. Gifts may be mailed to The Foundation at 74 Directors Row, Jackson, TN 38305 or made online at wthfoundation.org.
The Foundation will administer grants to non-profit agencies working with our most vulnerable communities in response to this crisis. These grants will address pressing issues such as:
- Residents who have experienced job loss or significant reduction in hours
- Residents who have lost income due to school or daycare closures
- Residents who lack adequate benefits to cover time off
- Residents who are food insecure
- Residents who are housing insecure
In order to make quick responses to this crisis, The Foundation will not request formal applications for funding during this time. Instead, The Foundation will work with local leadership to identify needs and the agencies addressing those needs and to recommend grant awards. Funds will be granted to local agencies as needed during the initial and ongoing crisis periods with plans to make the first grants in the next few weeks.
Funds are limited to 501 (c)(3) agencies and are not available to individuals at this time.
For more information, please contact The Foundation at (731) 984-2140.