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:
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville
Branches Counseling Center
Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Community Care Fellowship
Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County
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
New Restoration Community Church
Open Table Nashville
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
Walk Bike Nashville
Welcome Home Ministries
Youth Encouragement Services, Inc
Individuals and families looking for help are encouraged by United Way to visit www.nashvilleresponsefund.com/individuals to find more information on available resources and organizations that have received grants from United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund.