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savannah community foundation match challenge

The Savannah Community Foundation is currently matching contributions dollar for dollar up to $25,000.

Thank you for your generous gift!

As the impacts of COVID-19 are felt across the country, we depend on each other in countless ways. For more than 80 years, United Way of the Coastal Empire has connected those most in need to the resources that can most help them.

In our four-county region, many of our friends and neighbors are living paycheck to paycheck – with 23.7% of total population in Bryan County, 25% in Chatham, 24.6% in Effingham, and almost 36% in Liberty County considered Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed or ALICE*. As governments, schools, and businesses respond to public health recommendations to close or limit operation, many people have already or will lose their jobs and will experience extreme financial challenges.

United Way has created COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund to support local residents financially impacted by the crisis. This fund will be used to help families retain stable housing by assisting with rent, mortgage, and utility payments when grace periods are not offered and to provide financial assistance for additional critical needs such as medical expenses and child care.

We set an initial goal of $200,000. We are releasing $80,000 to get started and asking the community to help by making donations.  100% of contributions made to the Rapid Response Fund will be used to meet the fast-emerging critical needs in our community.

For interested philanthropic and business partners, please contact Kim Tanner at 912.651.7716.

*United For ALICE Research Center 


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