The George Foundation recently awarded special grants totaling over $1.3 million to support nonprofit organizations serving Fort Bend County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board of trustees directed an initial round of funding of $195,500 to provide technology enhancements to 50 local nonprofit organizations to support the evolution of their operations and the adaptation of how they continue to serve the community in the challenging environment of social distancing.

A subsequent round of funding of over $1.1 million was released to 21 nonprofits currently providing critical services to Fort Bend County residents experiencing crisis due to COVID-19.

The trustees prioritized funding to support the increased demand for immediate basic needs including food assistance and financial support for rent and utilities.

Additionally, investments were also directed to nonprofit partners serving our community’s most vulnerable residents experiencing abuse, neglect, and mental health conditions, which regrettably, have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

The recipients are Arms Wide Adoption, Fort Bend Family Promise, Attack Poverty, Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Casa de Esperanza, HGI Counseling, Catholic Charities, Hope Fort Bend Clubhouse, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Katy Christian Ministries, Daya, NAMI Greater Houston, DePelchin Children’s Center, Parks Youth Ranch, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Re:MIND, Family Hope, Rosenberg-Richmond Helping Hands, Fort Bend County Social Services, Second Mile Mission, and Fort Bend County Women’s Center.

“The George Foundation encourages all Fort Bend County residents to join the COVID-19 relief effort by supporting the dedicated network of nonprofit organizations serving our community with your time, talent, or financial resources during these difficult times,” said Roger Adamson, chief executive officer.

The George Foundation was established in 1945 by Albert and Mamie George with the mission to partner with the community to leverage the Foundation’s resources to positively impact Fort Bend County and its residents.

Since inception, the Foundation has invested in excess of $220 million in area communities.

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