Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
The Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund (Fund) has been established to be used for the relief of economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to agencies located in Greenwich providing aid, assistance and relief to Greenwich residents.
The new Fund will rapidly deploy resources to trusted, front line community organizations that meet the basic needs of Greenwich. This includes low-income individuals without health insurance and/or access to sick days; immigrants; persons with disabilities; among others.
The Fund’s purpose is to help alleviate the social and economic consequences of this global pandemic and to prevent the widening of disparities in education, employment, housing, and health.
The Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will be managed much the same way as our current Community Investment Process. Our Grants Committee will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis to ensure funds are released to community organizations as the needs arise.
The Town of Greenwich BET (Board of Estimate and Taxation) seeded the fund with a $100,000 grant by unanimous vote on March 16.
Town of Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo said, “Public – private partnerships are critical to our towns future vitality, and at no time will that be more important than now with this new initiative between the town, the Greenwich United Way, and private citizens. I am very proud that the town stepped up to offer the first $100,000 of this endeavor, and urge all of our private citizens to join this effort so that we can help the most vulnerable among us get through this trying time. Together, we will get through this pandemic with a strong, unified, and coordinated effort.”
Please make a contribution today to help fellow residents at this time.