The Community Foundation of South Jersey Announces Round Three of Covid19 Response Fund Grants, and local nonprofits received much-needed support to continue their efforts. In a release today, the Community Foundation of South Jersey announced grants to twenty-six  nonprofit organizations from the COVID-19 Response Fund. The total amount awarded in round 3 is $161,500. To date, $483,500 has been awarded from the Fund to organizations serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties. These grants support nonprofits working on the frontline of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. It is the only dedicated response fund of its kind specifically targeted to the eight-county region.

Since March when the Fund was established, South Jersey neighbors, businesses, and philanthropy across the state contributed more than $1,075,000. Listed among the worthy organizations were to be recently funded are:

Coastal Volunteers in Medicine – Forked River for supplying personal protective equipment and providing prescription assistance

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Family Promise of Southern Ocean County – West Creek for  providing emergency basic needs assistance and case management services

Calvary Baptist Church– Little Egg Harbor for providing both food and personal hygiene assistance

 Other Ocean County Non Profit groups include Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey and Ocean County YMCA and the Hope Center all in Toms River, "We are proud to support our local nonprofits working on the front lines to care for our neighbors struggling during this unprecedented time," said Wanda Hardy, Chairperson of the Foundation’s Community Leadership and Engagement Committee. "Although we have entered Phase two of New Jersey’s reopening, we know that there is still so much need in our communities, and that need will continue well into the future as we look towards the recovery response." The Community Foundation office is located in Haddonfield.