Montgomery. More than $200,00 in grants given to local COVID-19 responders

20 Apr 2020 | 08:48

    Just one month after the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) launched its COVID-19 Response Fund, the group has distributed 50 grants totaling $207,950 to local non-profit organizations.

    The money is used to provide front-line services to the counties’ most vulnerable populations – food for needy families and other essentials, such as prescription drug deliveries to homebound senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems.

    In just the past week, the following non-profit groups received grants: The Alzheimer's Association, Catskills Food Hub, Inspire, Hudson River HealthCare, Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh, Montgomery Food Pantry, Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, RECAP, St. Luke's Cornwall Health System Foundation, The Center for Discovery and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern.

    Grant requests are coming in daily, and CFOS is looking to the public for donations to meet escalating needs in both counties.

    “With so many people unable to work, the number of families in need of food and necessities is skyrocketing,” said Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS President and CEO. “We are so appreciative to those who have already donated and implore others to consider helping their neighbors get through these challenging times.”

    Visit to make a donation or to fill out a grant application.