COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Thank you to our grantees and community partners who are working diligently to serve our community during this challenging time. Whether working remotely or on the front lines, we are truly amazed and humbled by the work you are doing to make sure our residents have the resources and services they need. Organizations are pooling their resources, creating new partnerships, volunteering early in the morning and late into the night, and making a commitment to choose bravery every day to serve our most vulnerable.

Our goal at Impact Alamance is to support our community now, through recovery, and beyond as we look forward to the future.

Supporting Our Community…

Now

In 2020, Impact Alamance granted $50,000 to the United Way’s Help4Alamance fund.  This fund was designed to meet immediate and urgent needs, such as food, housing, shelter and transportation.  

Allied Churches, CityGate Dream Center, SAFE, and The Salvation Army each received a gift of $10,000 from Impact Alamance. This donation supported their efforts of providing food to the increasing number of food insecure families who have lost jobs due to the shutdown.  

In May of 2020, Impact Alamance offered the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund providing approximately $130,000 to local nonprofits.  For information on funding provided click here.

2021 COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund

Our community depends on strong nonprofits, and we believe it is our role as a funding partner to support organizations during this challenging time.

Impact Alamance has launched the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to support nonprofits who directly serve communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

Approximately $120,000 has been allocated to the grant cycle and Alamance County nonprofits can apply February 2 through February 17, 2021.  Funding is for one-time general operation support and requests can range from $5,000 to $20,000 per organization.

Funding will benefit nonprofits serving overly impacted individuals and families including:

  • Communities of color and/or residents with limited English language proficiency
  • Residents without health insurance and /or access to paid leave
  • Community members who are considered low-income

For more information on eligibility and how to apply click here.

Through Recovery

The pandemic has affected everyone in our community, especially children, many who were already vulnerable.  Communities of color, non-English speaking residents, and those who live in areas with little access to essential supplies and services are being disproportionately impacted by the virus and the economic consequences of the shutdown.

To better serve children and families, Impact Alamance will work with community partners to assess and identify where resource gaps exist as we transition into the “new normal”.    Social distancing and preventing the spread of the virus is essential and will present greater challenges to areas that are already lacking adequate resources. Together we will determine the best way to invest our resources to assist historically underserved communities.

In the Future

A healthy community is an equitable community that offers complete social, physical, and mental well-being to all residents.  When we support well-being, we make sure that everyone can reach their potential and fully contribute to our communities. In turn, maximizing potential helps our communities to thrive and remain vibrant.

Impact Alamance will collaborate with community organizations, leaders and residents to create a long-term plan to educate and advocate for policies and systems that create equity so that all children and families in our community can have opportunities to succeed.

Resources

State Information and Resources

Resources for Families

  • NC Remote Learning. Access lessons and activities by age and grade, plus tips for talking with kids about the virus.
  • Wide Open Schools. Schools are closed. Minds are open. Find more resources here from top educational providers, presented by Common Sense Media.
  • Tips for Parents (en Español). ¿Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el #COVID19 ? Encuentra aquí una guía útil y en español, para que como padre, o en otro rol, puedas hablar del coronavirus con los más pequeños.
  • Alamance County Health Department – COVID Vaccine Clinic Information

Non-Profit Assistance

  • Nonprofit assistance and CARES Act. Find help applying for relief funds here, with tips from the Independent Sector, an organization serving nonprofits.
  • COVID-19 Fill the Gap Response Fund (North Carolina Healthcare Foundation). This statewide NC fund will deploy resources to organizations working on the frontlines of the crisis to address emerging, acute, and long-term needs. Learn more here.
  • NC Center for Nonprofits. The Center has information available to support nonprofits with updates and resources to help take steps to safeguard nonprofit employees, operations, and NC communities.

 

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