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Greater Sullivan COVID Relief Fund

Funding is available to non-profits who are struggling to meet the needs of their service population due to the current pandemic. These monies, under the oversight of the Greater Sullivan County COVID-19 Community Response Coalition will be used to support organizations with challenges related to COVID-19 (including but not limited to, technology, food access/expansion, and older adult supports). The Funding Steering Committee is still accepting requests for non-profits to access community relief funds. As the current state continues to evolve, the Committee wants to ensure that any non-profit organization in need of assistance due to COVID-19 is able to apply for these funds.

Your help at this time is critical.

In order to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, Greater Sullivan Strong needs your financial support! 

Greater Sullivan Strong will distribute contributed funds to organizations working to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include food, family supports, mental health, services for seniors, housing and other needs that are not being met. Greater Sullivan Strong works through a coalition of nonprofits, municipalities, county agencies and healthcare partners focused on Greater Sullivan and its health and well-being.

Sullivan County United Way is acting as the fiscal agent for Greater Sullivan Strong.

Donate Online

The above link will take you to a dedicated Greater Sullivan Strong donation page on the United Way of Sullivan County PayPal website. Include in the note section that you’d like your gift to go to Greater Sullivan Strong.

Donate By Mail

Send a check made payable to United Way of Sullivan County with “Greater Sullivan Strong” in the subject line to:

United Way of Sullivan County
ATTN: Greater Sullivan Strong
PO Box 237 Newport, NH  03773

Frequently Asked Questions

Funds donated to Greater Sullivan Strong support the work of local organizations meeting the needs of vulnerable populations. Assessments of the gaps and needs are ongoing, and GS Strong is able to move very quickly once a funding opportunity is identified.

The overwhelming majority of these funds go to direct services, but some of the funding will also go to keeping these local direct service non-profits financially strong so that they can continue to serve Greater Sullivan

The finance committee makes the final funding decisions. This is a group composed of local non-profits, coordinating entities, and local government with very high credibility who are tracking where the gaps are in the local system. 

Click here to see where funds have been donated thus far.

Click here for the Greater Sullivan County Community Relief Fund Impact Report: April 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020.

updated 9/9/20

Funding Allocations

TLC Family Resource Center

To help home visitors conduct appointments with clients “face-to-face.”

$ 1,620.00

Got Lunch! Newport

To help meet increased needs for food-related services for students and families in Newport.

$ 900.00

Baby Steps Family Assistance

To help meet increased needs for baby-related items for families in Greater Sullivan County.

$ 3,000.00

Southwestern Community Services

To help meet increase cleaning needs for shelter residents.

$ 1,000.00

West Central Behavioral Health

To support increased demands of telehealth for patients and protective equipment for clinicians still providing services in the community.

$ 7,471.43

Claremont Senior Center

To assist in the gap of revenue while re-creating its business model to adapt to loss of revenue from senior game activities.

$ 4,345.00

Claremont Soup Kitchen

To help meet increased needs for food-related services (especially community dinners to-go).

$ 5,000.00

Kearsarge Kares

To help meet increased needs for food-related services for Kearsarge Students on the weekends.

$ 1,300.00

ServiceLink

To help staff conduct appointments with clients “face-to-face.”

$ 1,544.97

Sullivan County Court Diversion

To help staff conduct appointments with clients “face-to-face.”

$ 299.98

Southwestern Community Services (2)

To help local organizations accessing direct client relief for needs related to COVID-19.

$ 10,000.00

COA Chapin Center

To help vulnerable seniors stay home safely, via home delivered meals, pet food deliveries, safe food packaging, and support for volunteers.

$ 1,500.00

Kearsarge Food Hub

To help meet increased needs for food-related services (especially cold-storage needs).

$ 7,091.76

Maple Manor

To help vulnerable seniors stay home safely, via home delivered meals, errand delivery and increased communications with residents.

$ 3,000.00

Headrest (2)

To support increased demands of telehealth for patients.

$ 6,000.00

Sullivan County Humane Society

To support increased demands of pet surrenders and need for families to access the pet food pantry.

$ 1,200.00

Claremont Community Dental

To support safe dental practices related to COVID-19

$ 4,458.46

Charlestown Community Garden

To support increased food demands and access for farming and sustainability

$ 2,677.67

Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice

To offset costs of technology

$ 5,000.00

Sullivan County Nutrition

To help meet the needs for food-related services (especially cold-storage needs)

$ 4,619.00

The Center for Recovery Resources

To develop a hybrid meeting space for in-person and virtual recovery meetings

$ 1,711.98

The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce

To offset operational costs due to fundraising and membership losses

$ 1,144.00

Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry

To help meet the increased needs for food-related services (especially cold-storage needs)

$ 6,200.00

Claremont Community Dental

To support safe dental practices related to COVID-19

$ 7,807.14

Lempster School District

Supported by our partners at the New Hampshire Charitable foundation to ensure safe delivery of summer meals for students

$ 9,631.00

COA Chapin Center

To help vulnerable seniors with safe transportation to and from necessary appointments

$ 1,700.00

The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce

To help staff conduct appointments with clients "face-to-face"

$ 90.00

Shining Success

To develop a mobile delivery model for professional clothing delivery

$ 1,900.00

Sullivan County Nutrition Services (2)

To create safe, clean spaces for older adult congregate meals

$ 3,500.00

Claremont Senior Center (2)

To assist in the gap of revenue while recreating its business model to adapt to loss of revenue from senior game activities.

$ 2,281.96

Colby-Sawyer College

To help develop the Main Street Garden Initiative, intended to feed 250+ individuals

$ 2,185.00

COA Chapin Center (3)

To help vulnerable seniors with safe transportation to and from necessary appointments

$ 1,700.00

TLC Family Resource Center (3)

To create safe, clean spaces for families to meet inside with family resource professionals

$ 1,379.38

Claremont Learning Partnership

To create safe, clean spaces for children entering childcare

$ 2,900.00

Sullivan County Court Diversion (2)

To establish a full-remote work environment

$ 324.00

Millie's Place

To offset operational costs due to membership losses

$ 2,700.00

Total

$ 119,182.73