$1.145 million awarded for COVID-19 relief across the country
(DAYTON, OH – December 21, 2020) – CareSource announced today that the CareSource Foundation has completed the last round of 2020 funding, which includes 89 grants for a total of $1.65 million. Of that total, 54% of the recipients were first-time grantees. The foundation awarded $1.145 million alone for COVID-19 Relief in 2020 supporting over 200 small businesses across five states and 17 cities.
“While the CareSource Foundation has always provided responsive grants to nonprofit organizations that impact areas around the social determinants of health, the pandemic transformed how we collaborate and fund initiatives that are important for our members,” said Dan McCabe, CEO of the CareSource Foundation and CareSource Chief Administrative Officer. “We were able to pivot charitable resources quickly to support front line health care providers, food banks, small businesses, behavioral health and telehealth providers across all of our markets.”
In early spring, CareSource and the CareSource Foundation supported The Foodbank Inc., the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Mid-Ohio Food Collective and the initiative of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. The CareSource Foundation also made strategic gifts to help local businesses survive the health and economic crisis brought on by the pandemic.
Since 2006, the CareSource Foundation has awarded $21.2 million in grants to 875 organizations as they aid communities across the country.