The Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia | April 20, 2020
The Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia (YCF) has awarded more than $40,000 in grant money to 19 non-profits that are having greater demands during the COVID-19 outbreak. Patty Showers Ryan, YCF’s president, said the money was donated by community members, businesses and corporations alike who see the demand in the community and wanted to do their part to help. Ryan explained that all of the donations go to the agencies and that the awarding of grants will not be a one time deal. “We have a cycle set up that we’re going to make grant awards every other week for as long as this emergency continues and I suspect — we’re seeing a lot of need for food pantries and shelter,” Ryan said. “We’re hearing more that there may be some needs for domestic violence types of victims that may have dealt with domestic violence.”
Kroger | April 19, 2020
Last week, Kroger Mid-Atlantic donated $41,000 in product and cash donations to two prominent West Virginia food banks — Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway and Facing Hunger Foodbank in Huntington. Mountaineer Food Bank received a $10,000 cash donation and nine pallets of peanut butter, consisting of 10,300 individual jars and valued at nearly $11,000. Facing Hunger Foodbank received a $20,000 donation, which will be used to aid its senior feeding program. The donations come during a time of extraordinary demand across the state as a result of situations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re inspired by the work of Mountaineer Food Bank and Facing Hunger Foodbank, and we are doing our best to bring critically needed food and resources to those who are struggling with hunger at this time,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic, in a news release. “Our food bank partners need us now more than ever, and we will continue to look for solutions to support them.”
Spoetzl Brewery | April 16, 2020
Spoetzl Brewery, the brewer of Texas' own Shiner Bock, is donating $500,000 to a relief fund aimed at helping the state's restaurants and their employees. According to the brewery, the donation to the Texas Restaurant Association is meant to provide financial relief to Texas' independent restaurateurs with funds designed to safeguard employee jobs. The Texas Restaurant Relief Fund initiative was established by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the nonprofit workforce development arm of the Texas Restaurant Association.
First Internet Bank | April 15, 2020
First Internet Bank announced today a commitment of $250,000 to help address the immediate economic challenges of COVID-19. Through a dollar-for-dollar match with IMPACT Central Indiana (IMPACT), funds will be rapidly deployed through the Indy Chamber's Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) to help small businesses, funds and nonprofits in Marion and Hamilton Counties weather the short-term health crisis and promote continued long-term economic growth.