Tuesday, March 24, 2020
TKC DOUBLE PLUS GOOD: MORE DEETS ON EPIC KANSAS CITY LOCAL CORONAVIRUS $10-MILLION RELIEF FUND!!!
In working to describe the kindness of the Heartland, this somewhat recent photo of India Reynolds & Beth Humphreys came to mind if only because the "lad mag" that featured these two hotties went bust WHEREAS Kansas City companies seem more committed to sharing the love and helping locals down on their luck.
But I digress . . .
Here's more detail on a HISTORIC local charitable move . . .
KC groups create relief fund, hoping to raise $10 million for those affected by coronavirus
Money line . . .
"A coalition of charitable, business and government partners has joined together to create the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to address the needs of the Kansas City region's most vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic."
Check their website:
Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
About the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, LISC Greater Kansas City (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) are co-leading the coalition. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is housing the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which will collect donations to make grants to nonprofit organizations that have experience supporting impacted communities – particularly those that are disproportionately affected by this global pandemic and its economic consequences.
The coalition is forming a community advisory board made up of foundation and civic leaders and community representatives who will oversee the Fund. These individuals have both an understanding of the community's needs and the charitable organizations that work to serve those needs and will work together to assess potential grant recipients.
The Fund expects to deploy an initial round of grants as soon as possible to support operations and services with a focus on critical needs, including, but not limited to
- Housing support (rent, mortgage, utilities)
- Food insecurity
- Access to health care
- Other critical human services
Funders who have come together to support the Kansas City region during this critical time of need.
Black & Veatch
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
George K. Baum Family Foundation
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
H & R Block Foundation
Hall Family Foundation
Health Forward Foundation
JE Dunn Construction
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Southern
Mallouk Family Foundation
Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation
Mazuma Credit Union
Menorah Heritage Foundation
Mike and Linda Lyon
Patterson Family Foundation
REACH Healthcare Foundation
Richard and Annette Bloch Family Foundation
Sherman Family Foundation
Sosland Foundation of Kansas City
Stanley H. Durwood Foundation
United Way of Greater Kansas City
William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank trustee
Additionally, the Hall Family Foundation and the Sunderland Foundation have partnered on a challenge grant to match donations to the Fund up to $5 million.
How You Can Help Us Meet the $5 Million Challenge
Individuals who are interested in giving to the Fund can donate online here.
Developing . . .