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As we process the news of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting the community that we call home – and that you call home – we know it is time to fight, together.


The NGCF Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund was established  to make strategic grants to nonprofits impacted by and serving those who are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thank you for your continued generosity and support of our community. We will continue to provide updates to this page as new information becomes available.

How Can I Make a Donation

Thank you for your interest in donating to the NGCF Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund.

To make donations by credit card, click here.

To donate by check in any amount, make your check payable to “North Georgia Community Foundation” with “COVID-19 Relief Fund” in the memo field and mail to:

North Georgia Community Foundation
615 F Oak Street, Suite 1300
Gainesville, GA 30501

To donate from a Donor Advised Fund, our current system is down, please contact Margaux Dolenc, Director of Grants & Community Partnerships, at mdolenc@ngcf.org to request a grant be given from your fund.

To inquire about transferring other types of assets, please contact Lisa Warwick, VP of Finance, at lwarwick@ngcf.org.

How Can My Nonprofit Apply for Assistance
We understand this pandemic will impact our community and our local nonprofits in many ways,  for a long-time to come. We intend to move resources quickly, and at this time we are not hosting a formal application process for the fund.

You may email our President & CEO, Michelle Prater, directly at mprater@ngcf.org to inform her of the impact this virus is having on your organization and how you are serving those individuals or families who are being directly impacted at this time.

How Will Organizations be Chosen
Given the immediate needs in our North Georgia area, the Fund is currently focused on providing emergency and critical support to nonprofits addressing basic needs in our community.
Why Should I Give Through a Community Foundation Relief Fund
There are a lot of reasons to give through a Community Foundation Relief Fund, click here to view 10 reasons and read the entire article here: Forbes – 10 Ways Community Foundations are a Best-Bet for Disaster Giving
What Happens with Remaining Funds
We look forward to the day that the funds raised will no longer be needed to fight the effects of this virus and the battle has been won. At that time, remaining funds will become part of our Disaster Relief Fund which is used for similar needs that arise in our community.

Have a Question?

Contact Michelle Prater, NGCF President & CEO at mprater@ngcf.org.

Stay Informed.