The Chartercare Foundation’s COVID19 Response Fund has acted quickly to address needs of nonprofits in RI. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 to the following agencies:
· Meals on Wheels to address increasing food insecurities among elderly and shut-ins;
· Thundermist Health for a call center and outdoor triage unit serving 52,000 patients in 3 locations;
· Meeting Street School for stabilization for vulnerable families in the early intervention program through tele-health initiatives;
· RI Free Clinic for triage response for uninsured adults thru teleservice infrastructure;
· Comprehensive Community Action for a telehealth initiative at 4 sites
· Women’s Resource Center of Newport for remote clinical mental health support for victims of domestic violence.
In addition, the Foundation has partnered with Family Service of RI in broadening the scope of distribution of Be Safe Kits to disadvantaged families throughout Rhode Island.
The Foundation will continue to monitor community needs and may open a second round of funding. For details on this and other grant opportunities, please visit www.chartercarefoundation.org.