I am writing in response to the article published June 5 titled, “MSCF begins response fund for Mid-Shore nonprofits.” Mid-Shore Community Foundation established its COVID-19 Response Fund on March 31; the first grants were awarded on April 15. To date, we have distributed $327,985 to non-profits supporting Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot County residents and families most affected by COVID-19. Funding has been made possible through generous donations from local businesses, individual donors, MSCF fund reps, and a $100,000 leadership gift from MSCF. Applications are still being accepted and are reviewed by volunteer members of our Grants Committee weekly.

In addition, on May 21, we began a 4-session online training program, led by award-winning nonprofit leader Rob Levit, to boost local nonprofit leadership, fundraising, programming, and planning skills in this “new normal.” The response from our non-profit community was overwhelming. This program is part of the MSCF’s ongoing commitment to local non-profits.

We thank everyone who has contributed to our COVID-19 Response Fund and we appreciate all the great work our non-profits are doing during these stressful times. We are committed to their continued success. For more information, please visit MSCF.org or call us at 410-820-8175.

ROBBIN HILL

Chief Program Officer

Mid-Shore Community Foundation

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