COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

The St. Louis Community Foundation assembled a coalition of local influential organizations to create the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, which will direct resources to regional nonprofits that are serving local communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout.

Modeled after a similar effort undertaken by the Seattle Foundation, this initiative is the fastest, most efficient way to get funds to the local nonprofits serving the people most affected.

The Coalition

Numerous organizations representing charitable funders, the business community, and community organizations formed a coalition to financially support the Regional Response Fund. We are in contact with addition potential partners and funders and will be throughout the pandemic. Please join us.

Organizations Funded

  • Aging Ahead: elder services, food & pharmaceuticals delivery
  • Alive & Well Communities: basic services, mental health, and isolation
  • The Bail Project: housing, transportation, food, communication for justice involved
  • Behavioral Health Network: uninsured adults, homeless needing mental health services
  • Behavioral Health Response: hotline services and telehealth outreach services
  • Bilingual International Assistant Services: remote communications and telehealth with
    non-English speaking older adults
  • Cardinal Ritter Senior Services: basic needs, mental health, and isolation
  • Casa de Salud: telehealth with primary health clinic and mental health collaboration, COVID
    education and guidance in a variety of languages
  • Catholic Charities of St. Louis: coordinate agencies providing unmet and emerging needs
  • Child Care Aware: childcare referrals and follow-up for first responders, health works and
    other essential services personnel
  • Christian Activity Center: direct assistance with food, rent, utilities, medicine, funeral costs
    and online learning for teens
  • Community Action Agency of St. Louis County: rent, mortgage, utility, and food assistance
  • Community Care Center: 30-day food baskets and delivery to homebound people in
    Madison County
  • Community Council of St. Charles: shelter for unhoused individuals who have been
    exposed or are at high risk of exposure to coronavirus
  • Connections to Success: access to technology, food, transportation, occurring because of a job loss
  • Employment Connection: job training and placement, counseling, housing and rental
  • Gateway Regional YMCA: emergency childcare for first responders and medical personal
  • Habitat for Humanity: food, medicine, rental assistance and social support
  • Jamaa Birth Village: increased security protocols for in-person clinic, telehealth services for
    expecting and parenting families
  • Metropolitan Congregations United: outreach to homebound older adults and people with
  • Metro Trans Umbrella Group: food, toiletries, and social isolation for transgender adults
  • Operation Food Search: food for children and families
  • Paraquad: coordinate disability services across region; emotional support and communication for people with disabilities
  • Project Compassion: food and basic services, including delivery to homebound
  • St. Francis Community Services: therapy, legal aid and case management
  • St. Louis Area Agency on Aging: nutrition, transportation and other services for older adults
  • St. Louis Area Food Bank: provide food to children, adults, and seniors; address network disruptions
  • Saint Patrick Center: financial assistance for rent and utilities
  • Society of St. Vincent DePaul: food, utilities, medicine, rent & utilities support
  • The Salvation Army: food, supplies, shelter
  • United for Children: Coordinating childcare for emergency and essential personnel; nutrition for children typically in child care
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis: nutrition and isolation for seniors; rent and utilities relief for low-income residents


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