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East Lake Foundation Receives $30,000 Donation from the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

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East Lake Foundation Receives $30,000 Donation from the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

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Atlanta, Ga. – On May 14th, the East Lake Foundation announced a $30,000 donation from the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a joint effort from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta. These funds will benefit the East Lake COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Drew Charter School Opportunity Fund for COVID-19 relief, the foundation said in a press release.

“We are incredibly thankful for this generous donation from our long-term partners at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta,” said Daniel J. Shoy, Jr., President and CEO of the East Lake Foundation. “These funds will help the East Lake Foundation and Drew Charter School provide targeted support in areas of need to stabilize families and help avert further crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

To date, the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has raised more than $25 million through collective resources, the press release says. According to the press release, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta have together identified the areas of greatest need and the most vulnerable populations to determine where to deliver funds. This round of grants totals $5.3 million and will be distributed to 245 organizations in response to the region’s needs as a result of COVID-19. A grand total of more than $17.3 million from the Fund has been mobilized to benefit 320 nonprofits thus far, the press release says.

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