LIBBY KING | March 31st, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way are allocating emergency funds to critical nonprofits on the front lines, including AVLF.
Earlier this month, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta announced the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to “direct funding to nonprofits on the front lines helping our region weather this unprecedented health and economic crisis.”
AVLF received $150,000 to assist with emergency operations during COVID-19.
All AVLF’s programs have had to make adjustments, but we are hard at work assessing more immediate community needs while continuing to provide essential services to Atlanta tenants and survivors of intimate partner abuse.
Funds will be used to support such things as expanded hours at the Housing Court Assistance Center, community assistance for survivors of intimate partner abuse, and contract attorneys and social workers who will be able to immediately assist our predicted influx of new clients once the Courts resume normal operations.
After two rounds of giving, the fund has distributed over $4 million.
Read more about the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and AVLF’s award here.
You can learn more about our response to COVID-19 here.
Libby is originally from Columbus, Georgia. She has served the Atlanta community for almost 17 years in various capacities.
Prior to working at AVLF, Libby worked as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Atlanta Technical College. Prior to this, she raised funds for ovarian cancer research and served in fundraising and community outreach roles at Visiting Nurse|Hospice Atlanta. She was a communications assistant in the Office of Governor Roy E. Barnes after graduating from Clemson University with a BA in Political Science.