London Community Foundation announces grant recipients

A NIOSH N95 particulate respirator by 3M. 23 June 2013. (Photo by Banej from Wikipedia)

A London charitable organization is moving forward with its second round of grants to support the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The London Community Foundation (LCF), in partnership with the Lawson Foundation and Westminster College Foundation, announced the recipients of its second round of grants for the LCF COVID-19 Response Fund on Friday. The grants are being awarded to 10 organizations address urgent needs such as personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, technology to facilitate remote work, food security, support for domestic violence, as well as other basic necessities.

The response fund has been broken up into three phases — the response phase, the recovery phase, and the rebuild phase.  The LCF said it plans to continue to work with its community partners as it moves into the rebuild and recovery phases as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds.

The government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) has also entrusted the LCF to distribute $898,030 to support organizations in the community that serving vulnerable and marginalized populations.

The 10 organizations that will benefit from the current round of grants have been listed below:

Across Languages Translation and Interpretation Services – $20,000
Childcan, the Childhood Cancer Research Association – $7,500
DeafBlind Ontario Foundation – $10,000
Family Services Thames Valley – $15,000
Indwell Community Homes – $12,400
John Howard Society of London and District – $7,000
London Youth for Christ – $10,000
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection – $10,000
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) – $12,500
Thames Valley Education Foundation – $10,000