5 agencies in Orleans receive $74K from Covid-19 WNY Fund

Staff Reports Posted 8 April 2020 at 11:10 am

Five agencies in Orleans County have been approved for $74,000 through a new WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

The agencies to receive funding include Genesee-Orleans Ministry of Concern, Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, Meals on Wheels program through the Arc of Genesee Orleans, Christ Community Kitchen in Albion, and The Kendall Food Cupboard.

The five agencies together will share $74,000 from the fund, said Dean Bellack, executive director of the Orleans County United Way.

Those agencies are all on the front line of serving people in need, Bellack said.

The Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund is coordinated by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, The John R. Oishei Foundation and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. They announced $4.5 million to 74 organizations.

Grants were awarded to organizations in eight counties of Western New York that are addressing immediate needs in the community as a result of the COVID-19 crisis in the areas of food, housing, healthcare, childcare, mental health, transportation and other emergency services.

Grants were made to nonprofit organizations throughout WNY including urban and rural areas, organizations of every size, and to those serving a range of populations with consideration for areas already in economic distress.

The following nonprofit organizations received a grant from the WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund:

  • Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development
  • Arc of Genesee Orleans (Meals on Wheels)
  • BestSelf Behavioral Health
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Collaborative
  • Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network
  • Buffalo Urban League
  • CAO of Western New York
  • Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Project Head Start
  • Cattaraugus Community Action
  • Cattaraugus County Dept. of Aging (Meals on Wheels Fund)
  • Cazenovia Recovery Systems
  • CCNY
  • Child & Family Services of Erie County
  • Child Care Coalition of the Niagara Frontier
  • Christ Church Community Kitchen in Albion
  • City Mission Society, Inc.
  • Community Action of Orleans & Genesee
  • Community Health Center of Buffalo
  • Community Missions of Niagara Frontier
  • CoNECT (Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo)
  • Crisis Services
  • Cuba Cultural Center
  • Directions in Independent Living
  • Empower (United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Niagara County)
  • Erie Regional Housing Develop. (Belle Center)
  • Evergreen Health
  • Every Bottom Covered
  • Family Help Center
  • Feed Buffalo
  • FeedMore WNY
  • Friends of Night People
  • Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern, Inc.
  • Harvest House of South Buffalo
  • Health Association of Niagara County (HANCI)
  • Healthy Community Alliance
  • Heart Love & Soul
  • Hearts and Hands: Faith in Action, Inc.
  • Horizon Health Services
  • Jericho Road Community Health Center
  • Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Journey’s End Refugee Services
  • Kendall Community Food Cupboard Corp.
  • Learning Disabilities Association of WNY
  • Life Impact (Resurrection Life Food Pantry)
  • Lt. Col. Matt Urban HSC of WNY
  • Metro Community Develop. Corp.
  • Mid-Erie Mental Health Services (Endeavor Health Services)
  • Native American Community Services
  • Neighborhood Health Center
  • Niagara Community Action Program, Inc.
  • Northpointe Council
  • NYS Network for Youth Success
  • Olmsted Center for Sight
  • Open Buffalo (Seeding Resilience Initiative)
  • Parkside Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • PUSH Buffalo
  • Restoration Society
  • Safety-Net Assoc. of Primary Care Affiliated Providers
  • Save the Michaels of the World
  • Say Yes Buffalo
  • Spectrum Health and Human Services
  • The Dale Association
  • The Rural Outreach Center
  • The Salvation Army – Olean Corps.
  • The Salvation Army (Erie County)
  • The Salvation Army (Niagara County)
  • Valley Community Assoc.
  • Western New York Independent Living
  • Westminster Economic Development Initiative
  • YMCA Buffalo Niagara
  • YMCA of the Twin Tiers
  • Youth Mentoring Services
  • YWCA Niagara Frontier
  • YWCA Western New York

To date, the WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund has received approximately $5.5 million from local foundations, private sector companies, and individuals. Additional funds raised will be distributed based on evolving needs related to the pandemic. To see a full list of contributors to the Fund, visit www.WNYResponds.org.

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