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Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund surpasses $14.5M donated


More than $14.5 million has been donated to organizations serving those most impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced Wednesday. 

The donations were spearheaded by the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, a philanthropic response to the pandemic created by the Community Foundation in 2020. 

“The Mid-South will respond to a call to action, and the generosity of donors supported a massive, deeply impactful effort to support vulnerable populations and those most affected by the threat to their health, wellbeing and economic stability,” said Robert M. Fockler, president of the Community Foundation, in a news release. 

The money is made up of 968 contributions from corporate, foundation and individual donors, the Community Foundation said. These contributions included an $8 million donation from novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott in December of 2020. 


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