Since it's inception in March, the COVID-19 Response Fund received significant contributions from many local charitable champions. Over the past six months the Fund has approved awards totaling $439,236 to 41 nonprofits for food, rent, utility, and childcare assistance, sanitation supplies, protective equipment, medical services, senior care, mental health support, legal services, and more. These grant awards are over and above the usual grantmaking and allocations conducted at both United Way of Henderson County and Community Foundation of Henderson County. On September 3, 2020 the ninth and final round of grants were awarded and the fund is now closed.

United Way and Community Foundation sincerely thank the members of the COVID-19 Review Committee and the surrounding community. Giving of one’s time, talents, and treasures when the world seems upside down is hard and the commitment is deeply appreciated.

Final Round of Grants Awarded 9/3/2020, totaling $57,466

• Children and Family Resource Center: for diapers, wipes, and formula. $5,000
• Crossnore: for child and teen mental health counseling services. $5,000
• El Centro: for a temporary tutoring center for distance learners. $7,500
• First Contact Ministries: for transportation and increased outreach for Substance Use Disorder. $5,000
• Hendersonville Spanish SDA Church: for food, rent, and utility assistance. $5,000
• Interfaith Assistance Ministry: for rent and food assistance. $12,466
• Only Hope: for food assistance. $5,000
• Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center: for diapers, wipes, and formula. $5,000
• Pisgah Legal Services: for temporary intake employee to assist with increased client volume. $2,500
• Smart Start Partnership for Children: for scholarships for Kindergarteners to attend childcare centers during distance learning. $5,000

 

Eighth Round Grants Awarded 8/6/2020, totaling $40,500 

• Anchor Baptist Church & Ministries: for food pantry vouchers. $2,500
• Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County: for expanded hours to support virtual learning for members. $10,000
• Pan de Vida: for food, household goods, diapers, wipes and formula. $2,500
• Pisgah Legal Services: for rent assistance through Client Support Fund $5,500
• The Salvation Army: for Fall Camp program to support virtual learning for students. $5,000
• Thrive: for case management services to bring homeless residents at risk for COVID-19 into housing. $5,000
• True Ridge: for food, rent and utility assistance for Latinx community members. $10,000

 

Seventh Round Grants Awarded 7/9/2020, totaling $20,000

• Hendersonville Spanish SDA Church: Food, prescription, rent and utility assistance. $10,000 
• Children & Family Resource Center: Diapers, wipes, and formula for families in Henderson County and PPE and cleaning supplies for childcare centers. $10,000                                                                                                                   

 

Sixth Round Grants Awarded 6/11/2020, totaling $45,314.70

• Community Food Pantry in Edneyville: to purchase a shed to expand storage space for donated food. $5,500
• MANNA FoodBank: for food distribution for Henderson County food pantries. $10,000
• MountainCare: for PPE and plexiglass dividers to enable reopening to Adult Day clients. $2,314.70
• Henderson County Young Leaders: for day camp scholarships for members. $10,000
• Smart Start Partnership for Children: to cover parent portion of childcare expenses for scholarship recipients. $7,500
• Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry: for summer lunch box program and a commercial freezer for food storage. $10,000

 

Fifth Round Grants Awarded 5/21/2020, totaling $45,416

• Anchor Baptist Church & Ministries: Food for drive through food box distribution. $5,000
• Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County: Cleaning services to allow for safe, limited capacity reopening to Club members. $6,000
• Henderson County Rescue Squad: Behavioral health support for members facing stress from treating/transporting patients with COVID-19. $4,166
• Interfaith Assistance Ministry: Rent assistance, utility assistance, and personal hygiene items. $10,000
• Only Hope WNC, Inc.: Food for drive through food box distribution. $6,500
• Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center: Diapers, wipes and formula. $4,000
• Steps to Hope, Inc.: To provide shelter for Henderson County domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. $3,750
• Vocational Solutions of Henderson County: PPE and laptop computers to enable remote programming for adults with disabilities. $6,000

 

Fourth Round Grants Awarded 5/7/2020, totaling $53,500

• Blue Ridge Literacy Council: Family literacy remote support. $5,100
• Children & Family Resource Center: Diapers, wipes, and formula for families in Henderson County and cleaning supplies for childcare centers. $10,000
• Crossnore School & Children’s Home: Counseling services for children and adolescents affected by COVID-19. $5,900
• Hendersonville Spanish SDA Church: Food, prescription, rent and utility assistance. $7,500
• Pisgah Legal Services: Legal services related to unemployment. $10,000
• The Salvation Army of Hendersonville: Food pantry, and financial assistance for power, rent and utilities. $5,000
• True Ridge: Food delivery, domestic violence support, rent and utility assistance for Latinx community. $10,000

 

Third Round Grants Awarded 4/23/2020, totaling $48,040

• Blue Ridge Health: Laptops and licensing fees to enable HIPPA compliant online patient visits. $10,000
• Blue Ridge Humane Society: Pet food assistance for Meals on Wheels recipients and others in need. $3,000
• Jewish Family Services of WNC: Case management for at-risk Elder Club members. $2,500
• La Capilla de Santa Maria Episcopal: Financial assistance for Latinx families that have lost employment. $4,540
• Mountain Care: Remote support for adult day care participants and their caregivers. $3,000
• Safelight: Emergency shelter, mental health services, and court support for survivors of interpersonal violence. $10,000
• St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Barnabas Church: Food boxes, diapers, rent and utility assistance. $5,000
• Veterans Healing Farm: Farm operations to grow, harvest, and donate food to local food pantries. $10,000

 

Second Round Grants Awarded 4/9/2020, totaling $64,000

• AdventHealth Hendersonville: Purchase of and material to make Personal Protective Equipment for hospital staff. $5,000
• Amazing Grace Ministries of Hendersonville: Rent and utility assistance. $10,000
• Anchor Baptist Church & Ministries: Weekly food boxes. $5,000
• The Free Clinics: Pharmacy services including e-prescribing. $10,000
• MANNA FoodBank: Food distribution to Henderson County partner pantries. $10,000
• Medical Loan Closet of Hendersonville: Emergency medical equipment loans. $5,000
• Only Hope, WNC: Food, basic needs, and housing expenses for homeless youth. $7,000
• Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center: Diapers, wipes, and formula for families in need. $6,000
• St. Gerard House: Distance learning support for students with autism. $6,000

 

First Round Grants Awarded 4/3/2020, totaling $63,000

• Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County: Daily cleaning of facility to enable childcare for first responders and essential school personnel. $3,000
• Calvary Episcopal Church Food Pantry: Weekly food boxes. $2,500
• Children & Family Resource Center: Diapers, wipes, and formula for families in Henderson County; cleaning supplies for childcare centers. $3,000
• Community Food Pantry in Edneyville: Weekly food boxes. $2,500
• Council on Aging for Henderson County: Meals on Wheels, liquid nutrition. $10,000
• Four Seasons Hospice: Personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, iPads for patient/family visits. $10,000
• Hendersonville Spanish SDA Church: Food boxes, rent and utility assistance. $4,500
• Interfaith Assistance Ministry: Weekly food and personal hygiene boxes, rent and utility assistance, gas vouchers, clothing. $10,000
• The Salvation Army of Hendersonville: Food pantry, financial assistance for power, rent, utilities. $2,500
• The Storehouse: Weekly food boxes, homebound food delivery. $5000
• True Ridge: Food delivery, domestic violence support, rent and utility assistance for Latinx community. $10,000