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



Book'em



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



Inspiritu



Martha O'Bryan Center



Nashville General Hospital



Nashville General Hospital Foundation



Nashville Launch Pad



NeedLink Nashville



New Restoration Community Church



Open Table Nashville



PENCIL



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 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.