cobb-county-covid 19-community-response-fund

COVID-19’s economic impact has impacted some families especially hard.  Fortunately, Cobb County is home to a strong, capable and mighty group of non-profit organizations that, for some, could be the one thing standing in the way of hunger, eviction, homelessness, or worse.  Because more of our community will need their help, now more than ever, they will need your help. See below for details.

If you are in need of help, please click here and you will be redirected to our COVID-19 resource page on our sister site,  Cobb Community Connection to search for food banks and information about other community services.

 

COBB COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND

The Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations meeting critical needs in Cobb. Charitable grants will assist organizations and programs working to provide residents with access to food, prescriptions and healthcare, childcare and basic needs. Our goal is to expand local capacity by supporting the nonprofits helping individuals and families experiencing hardship because of the outbreak, related closures and disruptions.

There are many reasons to give through the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Read a recent Forbes article, 10 Ways Community Foundations Are A Best-Bet For Disaster Giving, highlighting how Community Foundations are essentially philanthropic hubs that provide leadership, stewardship and leverage for a broad range of individual charitable contributions.

CCF is waiving all administrative fees for this fund in order to maximize the impact of your generosity during this critical time. How to donate:

At this time, there is no formal grant request process for non-profits.  Jointly with Cobb Collaborative and United Way of Greater Atlanta’s NW Region, we are proactively seeking guidance from community partners as well as using collected data to determine funding recipients.  Any non-profit primarily serving Cobb County is welcome to reach out to any of the three organizations to ensure awareness of the organization’s needs and services.

Grant Recipients
  • Acworth UMC Food Pantry: $1,000 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • Back Pack Blessings: $1,000 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • Center for Family Resources: $10,000 will support the organization’s $60K in 60 Days campaign, created to respond to the financial needs of families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc.: $1,000 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • Cobb Legal Aid:  $10,000 will provide free civil legal help to those who cannot afford an attorney
  • Cobb Schools Foundation: $10,000 will support the organization’s access to digital learning devices for and provide financial assistance to students in Osborne, Campbell, South Cobb and Pebblebrook High School clusters
  • Cobb Schools Foundation: $45,000 will fund social worker positions in each of the five districts throughout the summer
  • Cobb Vineyard Church: $1,000 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • Davis Direction Foundation:  $5,000 will support the fight against addiction and efforts to fuel recovery
  • Family Life Restoration Center : $6,250 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need and the adoption of a new mobile food site
  • First Christian Church of Marietta (DoC): : $1,000 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • Food Security for America: $3,400 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need and the adoption of a new mobile food site
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb:  $5,000 will provide quality healthcare to those in need
  • H.O.P.E Family Resource Center: $2,000 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • Kidz2Leaders: $5,000 to provide break the cycle of incarceration by providing stability, opportunity and community for children of inmates
  • Lekotek: $2,500 to support inclusion of children with disabilities into their families, schools and communities
  • liveSAFE Resources:  $5,000 to provide safety and healing to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse
  • Marietta City Schools: $10,000 for the MCS Cares Fund to provide financial assistance to Marietta City Schools’ families in need
  • MUST Ministries: $5,000 to meet basic needs for individuals, families and children such as food, housing and employment
  • Nana Grants: $2,500 to fund childcare so low-income, single mothers can attend college
  • New Beginnings Food Outreach: $1,000 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity: $2,500 to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope
  • Reflections of Trinity: $10,200 to support the purchase and distribution of food to those in need
  • Ser Familia: $10,000 to provide emergency financial assistance for clients of Ser Familia’s Smyrna office
  • Special Needs Cobb: $5,000 to provide families with resources, respite and residential options to provide their developmentally challenged family members with greater independence, inclusion and self-determination
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society: $2,000 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • Storehouse Ministries: $8,500 will support the purchase of food for distribution to those in need
  • Tommy Nobis Center: $2,500 will provide vocational support and employment training for people with disabilities
  • Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia: $2,500 to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired so they may function independently
  • Y.E.L.L.S.: $2,500 to empower youth to rise as active, healthy and productive servant leaders within their communities
  • YMCA of Metro Atlanta: $10,000 to support the work of their three Cobb YMCAs
Major Donors
  • Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
  • Hilda and Wilbur Glenn Foundation
  • Liberty Furniture
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Genuine Parts Company
  • Metro Atlanta Ambulance
  • S. A. White Oil Company
  • Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Moore Colson
  • Renasant Bank
  • Synovus
  • Smith & Howard

 

OPERATION MEAL PLAN

This field of interest fund was created by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce to provide a mechanism for local restaurants to support local non-profits by providing meals and help keep restaurant workers working. This is not a moneymaker for restaurants, just a way to keep people employed and to feed those that need it. How to donate:

Note: In light of governmental requests for shelter in place, the CCF staff is working remotely, therefore, donations by credit card and donations of marketable securities are preferred.

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Cobb Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity and all donations to the Fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Major Donors
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Georgia Power Foundation
  • Cobb EMC
  • Marietta Rotary Club
  • Vinings/Cumberland Rotary
  • Piedmont Office Realty Trust
  • Rotary Club of Marietta Metro Foundation, Inc.