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A relief fund has been set up by the North Georgia Community Foundation to help in the coronavirus health crisis.
Specifically, the fund “will make strategic grants to nonprofits in North Georgia who are impacted by and serving those who are affected by the coronavirus,” according to a press release from the organization on Monday, March 16.
Donations can be made online.
“We understand this pandemic will impact our community and our local nonprofits in many ways, including increased demand for their services, lost revenue due to closures and cancellations, as well as other challenges,” said Michelle Prater, foundation president & CEO.
To move resources quickly, there is not a formal application process for the fund, according to the organization.
However, “we do ask that nonprofits keep us informed on the impact this virus is having on their organizations and how they are serving those individuals and families who are being directly impacted at this time,” Prater said.
Organizations also can email Prater at email@example.com.
NGCF's advisory committee will oversee the distribution of money raised.
“Once this pandemic ceases to exist, remaining funds will become part of the NGCF Disaster Relief Fund, which is used for similar needs that arise in North Georgia,” the release states.