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Grants from the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund were distributed on a rolling basis as CFA worked to address the immediate, short-term, and long-term needs that arose from the pandemic.

The fund was launched with $100,000 from CFA and $100,000 from Lee Initiatives Health & Wellness Endowment. In addition, a total of 76 individual donors gave to the fund, in amounts ranging from $20 to $5,000, as well as other Community Foundation funds and regional foundations.

In total, $312,594.50 was distributed to 72 nonprofits in the region. Thank you to all the donors who stepped up to help! Find a full list of COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund donors by CLICKING HERE. CFA waived all credit card and management fees—so 100 percent of your contribution supported relief in our community.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund grants awarded:

Adelphoi $1,500.00
ALSM Children’s Services Bedford Growing Years $1,848.00
Beaverdale Library $500.00
Bedford Area Senior Citizens $3,100.00
Bedford Food Outreach $5,000.00
Bedford Senior Center $2,100.00
Berlin Ambulance Service $10,500.00
Blacklick Valley Ambulance $2,730.00
Boswell Volunteer Fire Department $2,500.00
Breezewood Volunteer Fire Company $2,800.00
Cambria City Cultural Partnership $12,000.00
Cambria County Backpack Project $3,600.00
Cambria County Child Development Corporation $1,550.00
Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority $600.00
Cambria County Library $3,000.00
Carrolltown Public Library $3,000.00
Center for Community Action – Everett $17,000.00
Center for Metal Arts $1,000.00
Chamber Foundation (for Visit Johnstown) $3,000.00
Children’s Aid Home $5,272.00
Conemaugh Independence Volunteer Fire Company $1,000.00
Conemaugh Township EMS $16,000.00
Conemaugh Valley Regional Ambulance $3,500.00
Cover Hill Volunteer Fire Company $2,000.00
East Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Company $2,300.00
Everett Area School District $2,000.00
Everett Fire Co. #1 $5,200.00
Everett Happy Senior Citizens $2,194.50
Fat Cat Emergency Medical $600.00
Federated Library System of Bedford County $4,000.00
Franklin Borough Volunteer Fire Company $5,000.00
Girl Scouts of Western PA $5,332.00
Hastings Public Library $1,450.00
Highland Community Library $1,650.00
Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County $2,500.00
Hope Fire Company $3,000.00
HOPE for Hyndman School $2,000.00
JAHA $7,000.00
Jerome Fire Company $1,300.00
Listie Volunteer Fire Company $1,000.00
Lower Yoder Fire Company $7,500.00
Middle Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Company $900.00
Mom’s House $1,171.00
Nanty Glo Volunteer Fire Company $3,650.00
New Sun Rising $20,000.00
Personal Solutions $1,623.00
Portage Area Ambulance $1,811.00
Portage Fire Company $3,000.00
Portage Food Pantry $3,189.00
Raystown Ambulance $10,000.00
Richland Volunteer Fire Department $5,000.00
Riverside Volunteer Fire Department $2,500.00
Scalp Level-Paint Fire Company $1,400.00
Sequanota Conference Center and Camp $1,960.00
Seventh Ward Ambulance $5,375.00
Small Town Hope $4,000.00
Somerset Ambulance $12,500.00
Somerset County Economic Development Council $2,500.00
Somerset County Mobile Food Bank $3,136.00
Somerset, Inc. $2,000.00
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art $5,300.00
Spangler Fire Company $6,000.00
Stonycreek-Quemahoning Initiative $1,900.00
Summerhill Township Fire Company $2,100.00
Tableland Services $5,000.00
The Learning Lamp $3,830.00
Trinity Lutheran Child Care and Learning Center $4,223.00
United Way of Bedford County $6,000.00
United Way of the Laurel Highlands $5,000.00
Vision Together 2025 United Neighbors Capture Team $5,000.00
West End Ambulance $17,000.00
West Hills Regional Fire/Hilltop Ambulance $5,000.00
Windber Fire Company $1,400.00

Total: $312,594.50

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