The Savannah Community Foundation Announces $50,000 in Support for The United Way’s Rapid Response Fund

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

On April 6, 2020 The Savannah Community Foundation announced $50,000 in support for the United Way’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. Of that $50,000, $25,000 is being contributed immediately and the other $25,000 will be in the form of a Challenge Grant where the Community Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to $25,000 in contributions made to the United Way specifically in response to this challenge.

The United Way COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund was created to support local residents financially impacted by the crisis. This fund will be used to help families retain stable housing by assisting with rent, mortgage, and utility payments when grace periods are not offered and to provide financial assistance for additional critical needs such as medical expenses and child care.

Individuals and organizations wishing to participate in the Community Foundation Challenge may do so in any of the following ways:

Give online at


Text UWCOVID19 to 41444


Mail a check to United Way of the Coastal Empire, PO Box 2946, Savannah, GA 31402 with memo line COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.

Founded in 1953 and reorganized in 1986 as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity, The Savannah Community Foundation is an “umbrella” charitable nonprofit corporation through which individuals, families, businesses, civic clubs and even other charities support charitable endeavors in the Savannah area and throughout the United States.

It may be contacted in any of the following ways:

The Savannah Community Foundation

2225 Norwood Avenue, Ste. B

Savannah, GA   31406


[email protected]