The Adams County Community Foundation has awarded the first round of grants from its COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund. The Fund was established to direct charitable grants to area nonprofits struggling to meet the extraordinary needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn.
Through the COVID-19 Fund, the Community Foundation will track the shifting needs created by the pandemic to deploy grant dollars effectively. As gifts from the community are received, the Community Foundation will search out unmet needs with additional grants to be awarded in July and August. This first round goes to the following:
Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center – $3,200 for cell phones and laptop computers to continue effective support for victims of child abuse and their families during a time when in-person visits must be minimized.
Adams County Historical Society, Inc. – $1,187 for technology upgrades to allow selected programming to be offered online.
Adams County Library System – $6,300 to expand the digital library catalog to meet soaring demand resulting from remote learning and the stay-at-home order.
Adams Rescue Mission – $12,000 to keep the organization’s two homeless shelters open despite months of lost revenue from the thrift store and recycling center.
Gettysburg Community Theatre, Inc. – $8,000 to sustain the organization while closed and provide unbudgeted, necessary resources for re-opening, including cleaning and personal protection supplies.
Main Street Gettysburg, Inc. – $6,000 to help Gettysburg’s economic development agency explore opportunities for restarting the local economy while tourism, the agency’s usual funding stream, is shut down.
New Hope Ministries – $6,000 to provide food and emergency assistance at sites throughout Adams County.
Pennsylvania Interfaith Community Programs, Inc. – $12,000 to provide emergency assistance to low income residents through the NewStart program.
Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding Program – $6,000 to care for the horses while ordinary revenue from fundraising is lacking.
YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County – $12,000 for the unforeseen costs associated with safely providing childcare for the children of essential workers.
Application guidelines and deadlines for submission for future grants are available on the Community Foundation’s website at www.adamscountycf.org
The COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund is only as effective as the community support it receives. Contributions may be made by check or online at www.adamscountycf.org.
About the Adams County Community Foundation
The Adams County Community Foundationwascreated to promote and facilitate charitable giving and to build a permanent civic endowment for Adams County. In addition to charitable funds supporting grants focused on improving life in Adams County, the Community Foundation also provides a home for charitable funds created by donors which may make grants anywhere in Pennsylvania or across the country.
The Adams County Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire people and communities to build and distribute charitable funds for good, for Adams County, for ever. More information is available at www.adamscountycf.org