City of Philadelphia

Philly COVID-19 Fund

Posted on March 24, 2020

On March 19, 2020 the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Foundation (PF), and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) announced the PHL COVID-19 Fund, to aid nonprofits that are on the frontline of the pandemic, providing urgent resources throughout the Philadelphia region.

“The pandemic is placing extraordinary stress on our city and region, particularly on already strained community organizations that help our most vulnerable residents, and we must work urgently to provide them with greater financial support,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “This is an unprecedented time demanding an unparalleled unified response. The Fund is a shining example of government, philanthropy, and business coming together to respond to the immediate demands of our community and adapt to this evolving challenge. If you have the means to give, I urge you to support our nonprofits serving residents who need it most.”

The PHL COVID-19 Fund, found at PHLCOVID19Fund.org, will rapidly provide grants to Greater Philadelphia non-profit organizations with a successful track record of serving at-risk populations such as seniors, people with disabilities, and those who are experiencing homelessness or are economically disadvantaged. These grants will allow the nonprofits to continue providing community safety nets such as food pantries and health services, as well as preparedness and protection services, such as hygiene supplies and access to accurate information.

Read the full press release: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-19-city-of-philadelphia-philadelphia-foundation-and-united-way-of-greater-philadelphia-and-southern-new-jersey-launch-phl-covid-19-fund/


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