Mat-Su Health Foundation (Wasilla, AK)
The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) made 13 grant awards totaling $380,174 to local nonprofit service providers for COVID-19 prevention and response. This is in addition to 20 previously awarded grants awarded under the Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grant program launched by the foundation in March. The total awarded in CPR grants is now $1,118,402.
The new grantees to receive funding under the CPR program include the following:
- Alaska Coalition for Veterans & Military Families—to provide technology for clients to continue accessing behavioral health services. ($12,065)
- Alaska Pacific University—to expand the Alaska Tilth program by purchasing produce from Mat-Su farmers at fair market rate and distributing it to local hunger-focused organizations in need. ($50,000)
- Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.—to support its Emergency Assistance Program for Mat-Su Residents, which will provide financial assistance to participants to meet immediate emergency needs and support mobile case management. ($50,000)
- Faith Bible Fellowship Church of Big Lake—to support weekly food distribution to those in need. ($15,000)
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church—to supplement its kitchen ministry’s food budget, pay wages for the kitchen manager, and purchase two freezers. ($20,000)
- Hope Community Resources Inc.—to assist with supplying Hope-assisted living homes in the Mat-Su Valley with PPE and technology for remote connectivity. ($10,000)
- Kabayan Incorporated—to make cloth face masks. ($5,000)
- Mat-Su Services for Children & Adults, Inc.—to cover agency expenses incurred in the early stages of the pandemic. ($50,000)
- Mat Su Youth Housing—to support procedures and resources for COVID-19 response services for homeless youth. ($50,000)
- Palmer Senior Citizens Center, Inc.—to support a coordinated effort to supply a biweekly food box to seniors and physically disabled persons in need, as well as medication delivery. ($50,000)
- Talkeetna Community Radio Inc.—to support informing residents of the upper Susitna Valley about COVID-19’s community impacts and how to prevent the virus from spreading. ($6,320)
- United Methodist Church Alaska—to provide families basic food and personal care items, as well as improve cleanliness and safety at the pantry. ($21,789)
- Wasilla Youth Soccer Association—to support the sustainability of programming to provide services during and after COVID-19 restrictions. ($40,000)
CPR grant applications receive expedited handling to help grantees experience limited disruption of service. The CPR grants program has also recently been expanded to offer funding to local nonprofit organizations that are providing childcare and early learning services, or supporting social connections and positive support activities for youth.
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Contact: Robin Minard at 907.250.6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UniHealth Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
UniHealth Foundation announced a second round of COVID-related relief. It committed to investing $950,000 in pooled funds across the state of California and in alignment with its philanthropic partners. It is also investing in organizations that are providing support to frontline health care workers.
UniHealth Foundation has approved over $2 million to help organizations that are providing necessary health and human services to communities deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The board and staff of UniHealth Foundation remain committed to the foundation being a responsive funder focused on increasing health care access to the underserved.
To learn more about its rapid response funding, click here.