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GCF makes COVID-19 grant awards

The Gloucester Community Foundation has been helping to address the continuing COVID-19 crisis by funding nonprofits working on the front line of the pandemic. In March, GCF created a COVID-19 Response Fund to support immediate needs and eventually long-term economic recovery efforts in the county.

The Gloucester County COVID-19 Response Fund was initially funded with unrestricted grant money available to the GCF Advisory Board. A coalition of GCF fund donors and community members joined the effort to ensure that resources were available to local nonprofit organizations responding to needs of the most vulnerable residents.

“The pandemic came quickly, and in March, it was hard to predict the breadth and depth of the virus’s impact in our region and beyond,” said Regional Grants Officer Lincoln Boykin. “This fund is designed to address both immediate and long-term needs as they arise.”

GCF developed a shortened application specifically designed for COVID-19 needs. Nonprofit par...

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