What’s proving to be more contagious than COVID-19? Generosity. While the North Texas Giving Tuesday Now tally board is rising, the Moody Foundation once again stepped up and added to its March million-dollar grants to “support both immediate basic needs and first responder assistance” in North Texas.
They have just sent word that a total of $675,000 will be distributed to the following nine North Texas organizations to provide “much-needed services, including food, shelter, PPE, computers, rent assistance, employment, education, and physical and mental health resources”:
- Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation
- Communities Foundation of Texas/Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund
- Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
- Family Compass
- Methodist Health System Foundation
- Promise House
- Texas Health Resources
- The Salvation Army of North Texas
- The Thanks-Giving Foundation
Translation: The Moody Foundation has a total of $1,650,000 within six weeks to support COVID-19 relief funds.
According to Moody Foundation Chairman/Executive Director Francie Moody-Dahlberg, “The Moody Foundation is honored to support those working tirelessly on the front lines and the nonprofits meeting crucial COVID-19 needs. Like all Texans, we’re dedicated to navigating through this pandemic by working together within our communities to keep each other safe.”
As devastating as COVID-19 has been on North Texans and the area’s nonprofits, foundations like Moody have without hesitation opened their hearts and checkbooks providing a better understanding and appreciation of philanthropy.
* Graphic provided by Moody Foundation