From the United Way of Broome County:

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund Alliance, led by United Way of Broome County,
Community Foundation for South Central New York, The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation,
The Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable
Foundation, and Roger Kresge Foundation, is pleased to announce the first-round grant
recipients of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. To date, the alliance has awarded
grants totaling nearly $78,000 to 7 local non-profits to ensure Broome County’s most vulnerable
populations receive immediate assistance and ongoing support.

Since launching the fund, over $327,000 has been donated from local foundations,
corporations, individuals, and philanthropic partners to provide organizations working on the
front lines vital resources for our community. The fund includes generous donations from
Visions Federal Credit Union, in the amount of $15,000 and M&T Bank in the amount of
$25,000. “Support like this gives us the ability to truly make a difference during this crisis,” said
LoriAnne Welch, Executive Director, United Way of Broome County. “We’re so grateful to have
partners like Visions Federal Credit Union and M&T Bank. Together, we can provide both
immediate relief and lasting results right here in Broome County.”

We continue to receive a high volume of applications and anticipate community needs will
continue to grow for the foreseeable future. With the generosity of local corporations and
philanthropic partners, the COVID-19 Community Response Fund Alliance has been able to
quickly provide critical funding to local nonprofit organizations. As federal CARES Act funding
and public resources flow into the areas of immediate need, the COVID-19 Community
Response Fund Alliance will transition funding to support longer-term recovery efforts.
Support for recovery work will be crucial in the aftermath of this public health and economic
crisis. The COVID-19 Community Response Fund Alliance remains steadfast in our
commitment to ensure all Broome County residents have the opportunity to meet their full

We hope you will join us in supporting our community through a contribution to the COVID-19
Community Response Fund. The fund rapidly deploys flexible resources into the community to
support programs and organizations addressing the effects of the coronavirus outbreak across
Broome County.

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to donate via To donate or get more information: please visit: or text ACTION to 85511

If you are looking for information and resources, United Way of Broome County is working to
have the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic at the federal, state, and local Broome
County level available to our community. Visit to
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