Rochester Area Non-Profits to Receive Grants from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund

Rochester Area Non-Profits to Receive $350k in Grants from Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund for COVID-19 Relief

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Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund

Four (4) non-profit organizations from the Rochester area whose services were severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis were selected to receive a combined total of $350,000 in grants from the Oakland Together Community Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF). The grants will help the organizations restore vital services and programs that were reduced or eliminated because of the pandemic.

Oakland County Commissioner Adam L. Kochenderfer (R-Rochester), who represents the City of Rochester and a portion of the City of Rochester Hills, served on the oversight panel that reviewed and approved the grant applications and recommendations.

“These organizations are providing critical services to Rochester area residents, and I was glad to approve these grants during this challenging time,” Kochenderfer said.

Rochester Area Non-Profit Organizations Grant Recipients

  • Community Foundation of Greater Rochester (Blessings in a Backpack) – $100,000
  • Dutton Farm, Inc. – $50,000
  • Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Inc. – $100.000
  • Rochester Community Schools Foundation – $100,000

The CRRF, which was established by Oakland County Executive and the Board of Commissioners, selected a total of 84 non-profit organizations to receive $9.7 million in grants. The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocation to the county from the federal government.

All awardees are based in Oakland County or provide services to county residents and are 501(c)(3) organizations. Priority was given to organizations that support the basic needs of county residents, including food, housing, health care (including both physical and behavioral) or financial assistance.

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