CFSA funds COVID-19 relief efforts

Special to Atmore News

The Community Foundation of South Alabama (CFSA) announced it has awarded $268,600 to 22 nonprofit organizations across its service area in Southwest Alabama. One of those receiving funds is Pride of Atmore. (Amount of funds awarded was not provided.)
These funds will support programs that provide resources and basic needs to those in Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington counties effected by COVID-19.
To address all the critical needs local communities are facing, CFSA expanded on the first round of COVID-19 Response and Relief grant funding focus areas to also include mental and behavioral health support and access to extracurricular activities.
The Phase II COVID-19 Response and Relief grantees include Feeding the Gulf Coast; McKemie Place; Crittenton Youth Services; Pride of Atmore; Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama, Inc.; Victory Health Partners; South Baldwin Literacy Council; Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church; Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center; Liberty Learning Foundation, Inc.; Dumas Wesley Community Center; Dwell Mobile; CARE House, Inc.; Mobile Symphony; CASA Mobile Program; Volunteers of America Southeast, Inc.; American Heart Association; Goodwill Industries Easterseals of the Gulf Coast, Inc.; Housing First, Inc.; Alabama Free Clinic; Prodisee Pantry; and Family Counseling Services of Mobile, Inc. (DBA Lifelines Counseling Services).
“The Foundation recognized early on that our communities needed more help,” Community Foundation of South Alabama President & CEO Rebecca Byrne said. “COVID has definitely turned so many lives upside down, but the organizations that we’ve funded in this second phase of the COVID-19 Response and Relief grant cycle are dedicated to helping our local communities navigate life during a pandemic.”’
For more information on the COVID-19 Response and Relief Fund, please visit
About The Community Foundation of South Alabama
The Community Foundation of South Alabama is a nonprofit charitable organization that plays a key role in meeting the needs of an eight-county region through leadership and grants. The Foundation serves as a vessel for donors, volunteers, and the community to share ideas, identify issues and build financial resources necessary to make improvements and positively impact the community.
The Foundation administers a collection of charitable funds established by members of the community. Since its founding in 1976, the Foundation has awarded more
than $90 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that make life better in the community. The Community Foundation builds lasting endowments to ensure grants are available to support the community forever.
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