Donations to All Together ATX will help local residents through grants to nonprofits

Friday's digital telethon will help Austin metro residents through nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday's digital telethon will help Austin metro residents through nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday's digital telethon will help Austin metro residents through nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic.

The All Together ATX Fund will benefit from a digital telethon all day April 3. Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin have teamed to create the fund to provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations disproportionately impacted financially by coronavirus.

Coming into Friday’s digital telethon, more than $1.1 million has been donated to the fund. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has pledged $250,000 in matching funds for April 3 donations.

Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin have brought together a coalition of philanthropic, government and business leaders to encourage donations that will make grants to local nonprofit organizations working on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Grant recipients will include local organizations with deductible contribution status, units of government and faith communities with nonprofit status throughout Central Texas.

The fund will accept donations large and small from individuals, foundations and companies.


Applications are now open for the first round of grants. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. April 10, and the first round of funds will be distributed electronically May 1. The size of the grants will range up to $25,000 and will help area groups who support residents with food, basic needs, employment and child care.

To donate online, go here. Text TogetherATX to 474747 to donate, or fill out this form to donate stock.

All Together ATX is supported by dozens of Austin metro businesses and media partners, including Community Impact Newspaper.

More information about the fund and donations is available at www.alltogetheratx.org
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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