• COVID

Emergency Relief Fund

The effects of COVID-19 are being felt across north Alabama, and many local nonprofit agencies that serve our communities are struggling right now. We want to thank the more than 450 individuals, families, and corporations who have donated amounts from $5 to $50,000 to the Community Foundation's Emergency Relief Fund. This fund supports organizations in the Greater Huntsville area who are providing basic needs and/or health and wellness relief efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of the money donated goes directly to local agencies helping those impacted the most.

We believe that together we are stronger and more effective than any individual, company, or organization can be on its own. Our community has responded in this time of need with incredible generosity.  However, the financial needs of the nonprofits serving our community during the time of crisis is tremendous. For those that wish to donate, please consider the three methods of giving detailed below.

Donate to the Emergency Relief Fund via credit card.

Text "GiveHSV" to 44-321 to donate to the Emergency Relief Fund.

 

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Emergency Relief Fund Video Impact Report

Make a grant from your donor advised fund.


Organizations Recommended For Funding

The Emergency Relief Grants Committee has reviewed all nonprofit applications for COVID-19 services submitted and has recommended funding for the following organizations from the Emergency Relief Fund. We are #StrongerTogether.

Direct Relief To Individuals & Families

The Care Center

The CARE Center will provide citizens in Southeastern Madison County who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with food assistance and financial crisis support.

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CASA of Madison County

CASA is providing non-perishable food items, dietary nutritional food supplements, household cleaning and disinfecting items, personal hygiene items, paper products, and grocery store gift cards for the aging and home bound.

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Catholic Center of Concern

Catholic Center of Concern works towards stabilization of families by assisting residents who are confronted with emergency circumstances that cause financial hardship by providing assistance with utilities, rent, diapers/wipes, and life-threatening prescribed medications.

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Family Services Center

LIFT Housing is intended to offset the inability of clients to pay rent and/or cost sharing fees, to purchase food, personal hygiene items, infant supplies such as diapers, wipes and baby food/formula as a result of lost wages due to COVID-19.

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Huntsville Assistance Program (HAP)

HAP operates three locations across Madison County which offer utility, rent/mortgage, and food assistance.

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Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is providing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and essential supplies for the safety of employees who provide care for all of us.

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Huntsville Utilities

Huntsville Utilities wants to provide relief to customers unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing assistance for utility bill payments. Additionally, Huntsville Utilities wants to assist homeless shelters with utilities during the summer months so they may direct more of their resources to the communities they serve.

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Lincoln Village Ministry

Lincoln Village is supporting the members of its community with assistance to purchase basic necessities including food, toiletries, and diapers and assisting with rent and utilities.

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Neighborhood Concepts Inc.

Funds will be used to provide rent and utility assistance to low-to-moderate income residents of Neighborhood Concepts' communities who have experienced a hardship directly related to COVID-19.

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R.E.A.C.H. The Youth Inc.

R.E.A.C.H. will provide transitional living assistance, such as food, rent & utility assistance, and PPE, to non-violent ex-offenders transitioning from prison to community life.

Russel Hill Cancer Foundation

Russell Hill Cancer Foundation provides utility, rent, grocery, and pharmacy support to patients who have lost work during the pandemic.

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The Salvation Army of Huntsville

The Salvation Army is providing on-site support as well as rental assistance and utility assistance to families and individuals in need as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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WEDC Foundation

The WEDC Foundation provides their Scholars with assistance with basic necessities and essential bills so that they can continue to focus on their schooling during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Health & Wellness

American Red Cross

In order to continue securing adequate blood supplies, the American Red Cross would provide all frontline blood service staff and volunteers with protective masks.

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Community Free Dental Clinic

The Community Free Dental Clinic is providing PPE and sanitation supplies for use by the administrative and clinical staff who are serving uninsured adults in Madison County.

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Happi Health

To provide our community with access to health care including COVID screening, tele-health visits, mental health services and primary care service from newborn to adult as well as walk-in urgent care services.

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HEALS

HEALS is working hard to keep some of its clinics open so their patients are able to continue care and medications and keep them out of the ER.

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House of Harvest/Two Fish, Inc.

House of the Harvest (Two Fish, Inc.) will provide groceries, household necessity items, hygiene products, PPE, and utility assistance to needy families.

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Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is providing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and essential supplies for the safety of employees who provide care for all of us.

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Lincoln Village Ministry

Lincoln Village continues to support the members of its community by providing a safe environment for students as well as assistance with basic needs, rent, and utilities.

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Madison City Schools

Madison City Schools will provide clear masks & humanity shields to support English Language Learners and hearing and speech impaired students. MCS previously provided washable/reusable protection masks for their plant operations & custodial teams.

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Mission Driven Ministries: Huntsville Fighting Covid

The volunteer Huntsville Fighting Covid team of over 500 has provided over 18,000 face shields to date, and the Robson Company injection molding facility and delivered to areas in urgent needs such as hospitals, medical offices, and first responders.

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New Hope Children's Clinic

New Hope Children's Clinic is providing telehealth appointments with patients and their parents/guardians in addition to well-check appointments and vaccines with an emphasis on keeping patients out of the ER.

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New Futures, Inc.

New Futures continues to provide a safe and secure environment to support current families through this difficult time and support future families who face homelessness and need a shelter that keeps them together.

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Partnership for a Drug-Free Community

During the COVID-19 crisis, Partnership’s Recovery Resource Hub staff launched virtual recovery support meetings and is providing virtual state assessments.

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R.E.A.C.H. The Youth Inc.

R.E.A.C.H. will provide transitional living assistance, such as food, rent & utility assistance, and PPE, to non-violent ex-offenders transitioning from prison to community life.

Russel Hill Cancer Foundation

Russell Hill Cancer Foundation provides utility, rent, grocery, and pharmacy support to patients who have lost work during the pandemic.

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Thrive Alabama

Thrive Alabama is working to make sure their patients' health needs are taken care of in a safe and protected environment through the addition of Telehealth capabilities.

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Food & Basic Needs

305 8th Street

305 8th Street strives to provide relief and care of its residents by ensuring a safe environment for its disabled adult residents and their caretakers.

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Aldersgate's Food Distribution Program is an emergency outreach to the community to help feed those most effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALS Association Alabama Chapter

The ALS Association is supporting patients with grocery and medical supplies as well as telehealth equipment.

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Arc of Madison County

The Arc of Madison County seeks funding to purchase Personal Protective Equipment as well as hand sanitizer, thermometers, and cleaning supplies to better care for their residents who are individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Asbury Church

Asbury Church's Food Pantry is providing food bags to those experiencing food insecurity during the school shutdown.

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AshaKiran

AshaKiran is providing emergency residential and non-residential support and PPE.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama

BBBSNA is adapting their service delivery to ensure kids stay connected to their mentors by providing PPE and supplies to their mentors and mentees.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama is providing and now delivering twice as many fresh meals and snacks to children in their service neighborhoods.

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Crisis Services of North Alabama

CSNA provides life-saving services 24/365: shelter, basic needs, and forensic exams for domestic violence victims (DV); crisis counseling and intervention for sexual and DV victims; HELPline support for those experiencing mental health and other crises; and 2-1-1 information/referrals to basic needs and health and human services.

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Downtown Rescue Mission

Downtown Rescue Mission is providing a clean indoor shelter, showers, and food to help the homeless population avoid the coronoavirus and limit spreading it to others.

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Family Services Center

Family Services Center provides food and personal hygiene support to those affected by COVID-19.

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First Stop

First Stop is working to ensure the health and safety of their homeless clients and staff while also continuing to offer needed services.

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Food Bank of North Alabama

The Food Bank is working with the Huntsville Housing Authority and the City to hold drive-through mobile pantries in order to continue distributing food to people in need in Madison County.

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Friends, Inc.

Friends, Inc. is requesting laptops and scheduling software to be able to work remotely while still providing services for its clients.

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Greater Huntsville Humane Society

The King's Community Kitchen serves low income families in the Huntsville area by assisting them with pet food in times of need.

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H.A.L.O.

H.A.L.O. is delivering COVID-Care bags/baskets filled with essential items to the elderly and under-served.

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haveihope Inc.

Haveihope, Inc. will provide food for at-risk communities through their 2 acre plot of fall and winter crops.

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Heart of the Valley YMCA

YMCA Mobile Feeding Program: The Heart of the Valley YMCA will provide meals through Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties, for children and families through their Mobile Feeding Program which will allow children access to meals with a "take-and-go" delivery model.

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Heart of the Valley YMCA

Essential Employee Child Care Program: The YMCA will provide safe, quality childcare services in their branches for essential personnel, like medical staff and first responders, to allow them to continue to treat and serve our community.

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House of Harvest/Two Fish, Inc.

House of the Harvest (Two Fish, Inc.) will provide groceries, household necessity items, hygiene products, PPE, and utility assistance to needy families.

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Huntsville Inner City Learning Center

HICLC will provide grocery store giftcards to the families of their students to help cover the cost of extra meals and snacks while their summer program is closed.

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Kids to Love

Kids to Love Foundation is supporting the immediate needs of foster kids and their families during COVID-19 with weekly food box distribution and basic needs.

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The Legacy Center

The Legacy Center provides support for older adults by offering essential services, such as grocery and food delivery, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Legacy Health Connections

Legacy Health Connections will provide individuals and families with personal hygiene products to preserve human dignity and more importantly health and wellbeing.

 

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Madison City Schools

Madison City Schools will provide washable/reusable protection masks with the MCS logo for their plant operations and custodial teams.

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Madison County 310

The Madison County 310 Board serves individuals with intellectual disabilities and are working to provide basic essential supplies to ensure their clients' health and safety.

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Manna House

Manna House provides food, meals, hygiene, and baby items both at their location and through deliveries to those in need.

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New Futures, Inc.

New Futures will cover basic financial costs during this time of economic downturn to support current families through this difficult time, and support future families who face homelessness and need a shelter that keeps them together.

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Patricia Haley Charity

Project Stop Gap will assist cancer clients during the COVID-19 crisis by providing safe transportation for clients to chemotherapy and radiation appointments so as to minimize their need for public transportation.

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R.E.A.C.H. The Youth Inc.

R.E.A.C.H. will provide transitional living assistance, such as food, rent & utility assistance, and PPE, to non-violent ex-offenders transitioning from prison to community life.

Rose of Sharon

The Rose of Sharon provides monthly food boxes to our under-served community, while partnering with other organizations to provide food assistance to foster children, foster families and rehabilitation patients.

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Russel Hill Cancer Foundation

Russell Hill Cancer Foundation provides utility, rent, grocery, and pharmacy support to patients who have lost work during the pandemic.

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Serving Hope

To ensure the food safety of the almost 5000 meals and snacks delivered daily through the Boys and Girls Club, ice blankets, stackable coolers, and an additional walk-in freezer are needed.

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Society of St. Andrew

The Alabama Gleaning Network rescures fresh produce by harvesting fields and securing large loads of produce which are distributed to local hunger relief agencies for those they serve via food boxes and feeding programs.

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Victory World Outreach Ministries Food Bank

The Victory World Outreach Ministries Food Pantry supports families in need of food assistance.

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