Sharing this message from FLOURISH:
Since FLOURISH launched the COVID-19 Response Fund, we’ve granted $265,000 to community organizations that are helping Black pregnant and parenting families during the pandemic. These projects included deliveries of essential baby supplies and groceries, rent and utility assistance, and technology for virtual healthcare, home visiting services, and home-schooling needs.
Soon, we will pass the baton to St. Louis Mutual Aid. We believe their extensive network will reach other pockets in the community that have not received assistance from FLOURISH yet. FLOURISH will provide St. Louis Mutual Aid with $50,000. Past FLOURISH grantees and partners will be able to refer the Black pregnant and parenting families they support to St. Louis Mutual Aid, which can help with basic needs, like diapers, toiletries and rent.
The final deadline for organizations to apply for the COVID-19 Response Fund through FLOURISH is Wednesday, Sept. 16. Download an application here.
In the coming weeks, we will provide more information about how families can request funds through St. Louis Mutual Aid, so you can share this information with the families you serve.
For questions, please contact Rose Anderson-Rice at email@example.com.