Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund invests $764,600 in area nonprofits

Volunteers pack boxes of food at the food bank. (Photo by Montgomery County Food Bank)
Volunteers pack boxes of food at the food bank. (Photo by Montgomery County Food Bank)

Volunteers pack boxes of food at the food bank. (Photo by Montgomery County Food Bank)

To combat ongoing social needs such as domestic abuse and food insecurity, the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund will give $764,600 to four Greater Houston nonprofit organizations, according to a press release May 7.



“The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and one that requires us to continuously monitor data and community input so we can respond swiftly and effectively,” said Anna M. Babin, senior adviser, United Way of Greater Houston. “While the pandemic has affected almost all of us, we know it’s the most vulnerable among us that face the greatest hardships and need our support right now and in the future.”



The investment includes $500,000 to the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, $150,000 to Get Shift Done for Houston, $79,600 to the Montgomery County Food Bank and $35,000 to Healthcare for the Homeless.



Including grants distributed in April, the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund has donated $2.2 million to nonprofits throughout the region, according to the press release. The recovery fund task force is made up of members of the United Way of Greater Houston and Greater Houston Community Foundation to “assess emerging needs in determining where to focus fund investments for the greatest impact.”

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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