WGC Has Provided Over $28,000 through the Emergency Response Network to Nonprofit and Community Partners
The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County has given over $28,000 to nonprofit and community partners on the frontline of responding to the COVID-19 urgent health and economic needs of disproportionately impacted communities in Howard County.
The WGC has organized four successful Emergency Response Network requests that have allowed us to give this support to our partners at the Community Action Council's Howard County Food Bank, Columbia Community Care, and the Howard County Teen Parenting Program. Thank you to all of you who have donated to our ERN requests!
Your support is fueling our collective effort to be there for our community.
The WGC's Emergency Response Network was created over 15 years ago and is typically utilized for donations up to $1,000 to help an individual in need through our nonprofit partners. However, to address the escalating and unprecedented coronavirus public health crisis, we broadened the scope of our grantmaking.
"We made the swift decision to broaden the scope of our grantmaking at this critical time in order to be as responsive as possible to growing community needs" said Alice Giles, Chair of the WGC's Grants Committee. "We will continue to leverage the strength of our Emergency Response Network to learn of and highlight needs, accept donations, and provide emergency funding to our nonprofit and community partners right away."