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Mathews Community Foundation providing critical help to nonprofits

The Mathews Community Foundation has been busy at work this spring in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

To date, MCF has granted over $121,000 to critical nonprofits in Mathews which are directly involved in helping Mathews people meet basic necessities that otherwise would not be available, an MCF release stated.

These grants have focused on food and shelter programs for families and children and helping nonprofits with operating and staff expenses until the CARES program money arrived so no one became unemployed.

“We are actively engaged in our mission which is to improve the quality of life for those living and working in Mathews,” said MCF Advisory Board Chair Brenda Ripley. “The Mathews Community Foundation is thankful that in 2014, the members of the then Advisory Board had the foresight to establish the Fund for Mathews, which does not have a restriction on disbursements, and is therefore designed for times such as now when we have overwhelming, acute community needs.

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