We are in the midst of truly extraordinary times, and nonprofits have been struggling to stay afloat because of the restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of these unique needs, we partnered with a few like-minded organizations in March and gave $8,986.75 to local charities, our largest month to date!
For the first time in Givable's history, we featured only one organization on March 19th — the St. Louis Community Foundation's COVID-19 Fund, which was created to support nonprofits serving local individuals and communities adversely affected by COVID-19. To date, the fund has issued $640,000 to 842 individuals and 20 businesses. Unfortunately, they have had to put a temporary pause on applications due to submission volume and the need to raise more funds. Please consider supporting their work by donating now.
Because of the astonishing support we received for St. Louis Community Foundation's COVID-19 Fund, J-Givable (a version of Givable created alongside the Jewish Federation of St. Louis for Jewish charities) featured only one nonprofit on March 31st — the Jewish Federation's St. Louis COVID-19 fund. We were thrilled to learn that at the same time, Michael and Carol Staenberg created a matching grant that doubled the impact of any gifts totaling up to $100,000.
COVID-19 has created hardships for our community, but it has also brought us together like never before. Chipping in whatever you can whenever you can with Givable's donation platform or through other means goes a long way. We are committed to supporting St. Louis nonprofits and we have no plans of stopping!