AHA Awards Nonprofit Grants to Address Food and Healthcare Shortages Due to COVID-19

June 17, 2020

Twenty two nonprofit organizations have been awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants as part of the American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids initiative.The grants range from $20,000 to $50,000 and will support work focused on improving access to healthy food, increasing access to health care and addressing income needs during and beyond the pandemic.

Twenty two nonprofit organizations have been awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants as part of the American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids initiative.The grants range from $20,000 to $50,000 and will support work focused on improving access to healthy food, increasing access to health care and addressing income needs during and beyond the pandemic.

“These grantees are deeply rooted in their communities, and we are honored to support their crucial policy work that will have impact and benefit that will far outlast this pandemic,” said Lori Fresina, vice president and executive director of Voices for Healthy Kids at the American Heart Association. “Organizations like these are vital for improving health in their communities and we encourage others to similarly support their efforts.”

Out of 200 applications, requesting a total of more than $10 million, 22 were selected across 19 states, Puerto Rico and the Lummi Nation, based in Washington state.