The United Way of Greater Nashville announced April 20 the distribution of its third round of funding from its COVID-19 response fund to 44 nonprofits in the Middle Tennessee region, totaling $1.17 million, according to a press release.

The response fund has raised almost $4 million from donations from local foundations, community members and corporations, and has distributed about $2 million already, according to the release.

After the United Way of Greater Nashville initially distributed $300,000 to six organizations in its first round of funding and $520,000 to 27 organizations in its second round, the latest round of relief funds marks the largest distribution for the organization since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the creation of the response fund.

According to the release from United Way, the nonprofits that received the funding provide basic essentials, food security, healthcare, mental health support, rental and mortgage assistance and more to those in need in the Greater Nashville area.

“As long as we can continue to raise more funds, United Way will continue to serve the community and distribute funding to the agencies on the ground helping our neighbors in need,” said Brian Hassett, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Nashville, in the release. “Now more than ever, we need those who have the ability to help others to step up and give whatever they can.”

The following 44 nonprofits are the latest organizations to receive aid from the fund:

AGAPE Nashville

Aphesis House

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville


Branches Counseling Center

Catholic Charities of Tennessee

Community Care Fellowship

Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County

Conexión Américas

Gideon's Army Grassroots Army for Children

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee

Greater Faith Community Action Corporation

Healing Housing, Inc.

High Hopes Development Center


Martha O'Bryan Center

Nashville General Hospital

Nashville General Hospital Foundation

Nashville Launch Pad

NeedLink Nashville

New Restoration Community Church

Open Table Nashville


Project Return

Rooftop Foundation

Servant Group International

Sexual Assault Center

Shower The People

Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee

Tennessee Justice Center

The Branch of Nashville

The Bridge Ministry, Inc

The HELP Center

The Little Pantry that Could

The Next Door

The Path Project, Inc.

The Salvation Army-Nashville Area

The Well Outreach

TNKids Nutrition, Inc.

United Ministries Food Bank of Robertson County

Urban League

Walk Bike Nashville

Welcome Home Ministries

Youth Encouragement Services, Inc

Individuals and families looking for help are encouraged by United Way to visit to find more information on available resources and organizations that have received grants from United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund.