The Community Foundation for South Central New York has released an additional $142,705 in grants to organizations providing essential services to the individuals and communities they serve during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Among the groups awarded grants in our listening area are;

Otsego County Department of Health - $5,000 for a public awareness campaign on social distancing

Delaware Valley Humane Society - $5,000 for increased capacity at the shelter as owners surrender animals they can no longer afford

Good Shepherd Communities Foundation - $5,000 for Personal Protective Equipment at Chase Nursing Home

Second Baptist Church of Edmeston - $10,000 for their Community Cupboard meal delivery and pantry program

ONC-BOCES - $7,292 for materials to 3-D print Personal Protective Equipment for local healthcare providers

Helios Care - Oneonta - $10,000 for Personal Protective Equipment for hospice staff

Catskill Center for Independence - $8,000 for their meal and prescription delivery program to community members with disabilities

VINES - $5,000 for their partnership with local restaurants supplying meals to essential workers on-the-job

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, community non-profits and the people they serve are struggling day-by-day. Our community member review panel is meeting weekly to review applications to our emergency fund so we can support as many essential needs as possible” said Diane Brown, Executive Director.

The Community Foundation for South Central New York, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 and headquartered in Johnson City, encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the region by managing 126 funds within the Foundation’s endowment that are established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals.

From these funds, the Foundation has awarded over $16 million in grants to the area’s nonprofits to help address community concerns and improve the quality of life in the region. The Community Foundation serves donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga. More information about the Foundation can be found on its website at www.donorswhocare.org