Covid-19 Response fund making an impact
Since the Butler County Regional Covid-19 Response fund was established in April, it has awarded nearly 400,000 to organizations serving our community. The fund is targeted toward services such as food insecurity, medical needs, housing and shelter, and childcare and senior services . It is believed that support of these services have the most impact on speeding up the human and economic recovery from COVID-19.
Through the collaboration of the Butler County United Way and the Hamilton Community Foundation who partnered with Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati in the fight against COVID-19. As part of this collaboration, a dedicated source of funding was earmarked for Butler County through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to address critical needs in this region related to the coronavirus pandemic.
One recipient of Regional Response funding is Primary Health Solutions. "We are very grateful and appreciate the support to help our community members in a time of great need,” commented Marc Bellisario, CEO and President of Primary Health Solutions. “The funds received from the Butler County COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will benefit people who may have lost their insurance or their job and need help to pay for medical care. The funds will go a long way to assist people who are negatively affected by this pandemic."
Initial financing of this Butler County-focused fund to address COVID-19 needs, came from Greater Cincinnati Foundation who reserved $150,000 specifically for Butler County. In addition, the funds provided by Butler County United Way, First Financial Bank, Hamilton Community Foundation, Meijer, and Truist Foundation (formerly Suntrust and BB&T) were matched up to an additional $150,000 by Greater Cincinnati Foundation through the Regional Response Fund. All total, $450,000 has been allocated to assist in the fight against this pandemic.