Georgia Power Foundation Supports Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Giving Kitchen during COVID-19

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, May 1st, 2020

As part of its recently announced $1 million investment to support the state of Georgia in addressing the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Power Foundation donated to the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta’s COVID-19 fund. Funds raised will focus on providing crucial services to high-risk audiences including seniors, families with children who normally receive free or reduced meals at school, families in need of childcare, homeowners and renters at risk for eviction, and hourly/low-wage workers.

The COVID-19 fund facilitates grants through agencies, and the agencies distribute the funds to families and individuals in need. A grand total of more than $8.7 million from the Fund has been mobilized to 43 nonprofits that are in the front lines helping our region weather this unprecedented health and economic crisis.

In addition, the Georgia Power Foundation also recently made a grant to the Giving Kitchen. Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance across the state to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources. Since the COVID-19 crisis started, Giving Kitchen has provided $87,505 in financial aid to food service workers across the state facing illness, injury, death of an immediate family member or a housing disaster.