Organized by the Greater Houston Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Houston, the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund distributed $1.5 million to 30 nonprofits in its first round of grantees April 15, followed by $764,600 to four nonprofits in the urgent and emerging needs round on May 7 and, most recently, $8.2 million to 65 nonprofits May 28. The fund is made up entirely of private donations.
According to the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund website, grants were provided to organizations serving Greater Houston's most vulnerable families and individuals in need of access to food, emergency financial assistance for basic needs and housing, and services to prevent homelessness due to evictions and foreclosures. Funds were also invested to support financial and housing counseling, legal assistance and services for the homeless to help fill public funding gaps, according to the website.
Among those grantees, NAM was awarded $75,000 during the first round of funding distribution followed by an additional $300,000 awarded in the second round.
"We are truly thankful that we are once again receiving this grant," NAM President and CEO Les Cave said in a statement. "It will allow NAM to continue to serve hundreds of families and seniors who need food, medicine or financial assistance."
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March, NAM has assisted more than 3,500 households through its various assistance programs, the release states. The additional funding awarded through the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund will allow NAM to continue providing food, serving seniors and treating the sick.
Those in need of assistance are encouraged to visit NAM's walk-in Intake Office located at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, Monday-Friday from 8-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. For more information about NAM, call 281-885-4555 or click here.