The COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund for Social Service and Micro Business at PAHWF has the dual purpose of sustaining social safety net organizations across the Tri-County area and supporting small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The first round of grants has been announced, with 34 grantees receiving funds totaling $71,950. A second round of grants for micro businesses will accept applications July 6-13.
How you can make an impact:
We need your help to meet the extraordinary need in communities we serve. Donations may be made online through our Network for Good giving page. Checks should be payable to Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and mailed to 152 East High Street, Suite 500, Pottstown, PA 19464 using this donation form. Please include COVID-19 Fund in the memo line. Any amount is appreciated, and every dollar counts towards making sure our community bounces back stronger than ever.
When contributing to the fund, donors will have the option of donating towards causes they care about the most, including: social safety net organizations, food insecurity, economic development, and education. The future remains uncertain, but by joining us in this effort, together we can address the needs of our community as they arise.
If you would like to explore other ways to meet the needs of the Tri-County community, contact us to discuss how we can use the expertise of our program officers to assist you in finding ways to help anonymously. For questions about giving, or to set up a donor advised fund, a stock gift, or an endowment, contact Sheri Waldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply for a grant:
Apply online for a grant through the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund. We are focusing our efforts on grants that will have an immediate impact on the community. Priorities include nonprofits serving the most vulnerable in our community, those with increased service demand, and those providing basic necessities.
Small businesses with fewer than five employees and less than $250,000 per year in revenue as well as those committed to community revitalization and employing local residents will be given precedence.
The COVID-19 Organizational Capacity & Service Implementation (COCSI) Survey for Executive Directors will gather information about the needs of nonprofit organizations within the PAHWF service area. Results from this survey will assist in the prioritization of future initiatives, funding opportunities and collaborations.
Find out more about the fund:
More information about the COVID-19 Social Service and Micro Business Relief Fund is available on the fund's Frequently Asked Questions page.