Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $20,000 Grant to Support Testing in Black Communities

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Image via Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

A  $20,000 grant from The Foundation for Delaware County will support two upcoming testing events in black communities of the county. 

The first testing event is Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Chapel of Good Shephard, 654 Church Lane in Yeadon Borough.

An additional date will be announced soon. Pre-registration is encouraged by visiting www.blackdoctorsconsortium.com.

The Urban League of Philadelphia  has partnered with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to provide the two testing events.

The community can also receive emergency hygiene kits at the events and fact-based public health information such as how to properly use PPE.

“We are so thankful for the opportunity to partner with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium and grateful to The Foundation for Delaware County for recognizing and supporting this critical community need,” said Urban League of Philadelphia president and CEO Andrea Custis.

The foundation understands that testing, care, and fact-based resources provided by two Black-led organizations is a critically important component to closing gaps in access to testing, dispelling misinformation, and supporting the black community during this unprecedented public health emergency.

The $20,000 grant, along with two other grants, represent the 10th round of grants from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund.

The Response Fund has secured more than $660,000 in donations thanks to the generosity of many individuals, businesses and foundations.

This week’s grants bring the total amount distributed to $430,000 for 56 frontline organizations.

Grants help nonprofits  restart childcare services operations safely, provide food boxes and essential items such as diapers and basic hygiene products to low-income families, collect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline workers, provide breakfast and lunch items for students and much more.

The complete list of grantees from the Fund can be found here.

Here is a list of the newest grant recipients from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund:

COVID-19 Testing

The Urban League of Philadelphia: $20,000 for two COVID-19 testing events.

Food and Essential Supplies

Bywood Community Association: $5,000 for food and emergency supplies to the Upper Darby area immigrant community.

Wayne Senior Center: $5,000 for supplemental nutrition packs for at-risk seniors.

The foundation extends its deepest gratitude to the community as many dig deep during these emotionally and financially stressful times including these donors each of whom gave at the $5,000 level or more:

25th Century Foundation, Anonymous, Bank of America, Barra Foundation, Boggs Family Fund, Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation, Crozer Keystone Health System, Chris Cullen, Carol and Daniel DuPont, DO, Ed and Ellen Hanway, Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Gallagher, JMC Fund – Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program at the Chicago Community Foundation, Mike and Sofia Magnavita, Park Power, PECO, PFM, Reformation Lutheran Church, Joan Richards, SAP Foundation, Scholler Foundation, Nathan Speare Foundation, Lynne Steuerle Fund, Kate and Brian Zidek.

For more information and updates, you can visit the foundation at www.delcofoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @delcofdn.

You can also  contact Ellen Grill at 610-744-1015 or egrill@delcofoundation.org about how you too can support the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund.

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