The Greater Washington Community Foundation announced it would make $650,000 in grants to Prince George’s County nonprofits responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s part of a larger $4.5 million COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund established by GWCF, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with year-end assets of $331 million in its most-recently-available tax filing. The fund has raised or secured commitments of $4.5 million since it was announced March 19, 2020.
The Prince George’s grants included $100,000 from former county resident Sam Brin, younger brother of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, which will be given to Prince George’s County Public Schools to offset an estimated $2 million spend to provide students with laptops and internet access for remote-learning.
“Prince George’s County welcomed my Soviet refugee family with open arms, and was a nice place to call home,” said Brin in a statement. “I consider it my responsibility to help residents meet their basic needs and hope other prospective donors will join me.”
The remaining $550,000 of the announced Prince George’s County grants will be split between 15 charities, listed below:
- Community Crisis Services, Inc.
- Community Outreach & Development CDC
- Employ Prince George’s
- Food & Friends
- Hyattsville Aging in Place
- Jobs Have Priority
- La Clinica del Pueblo
- Latin American Youth Center
- Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services
- Mary’s Center
- Mission of Love Charities
- Prince George’s Child Resource Center
- SHABACH! Ministries
- The Arc
- United Communities Against Poverty
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