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Davidson Community Foundation launches new emergency fund

Dec. 21. With eviction protections expiring at the end of this month, and the ability to pay both current rent plus any back rent owed a heavy lift for many, the Davidson Community Foundation is planning its third round of grants to local non-profits in mid-January.

—Without grant funding for January and February, the Ada Jenkins Center will not have a safety net for the “vast majority” of the North Meck people they serve.

“The community needs are acute and worrisome with so many of our neighbors right on the edge”, said John Kuykendall, DCF board member.

Foundation officials are looking for the community’s support.

Earlier this year, the Davidson Community Foundation granted $235,000 to nine local non-profit agencies and houses of worship to help with direct support to 167 local families, or 600 individuals.

In a coordinated effort among the local organizations, families were given emergency assistance from DCF for rent, food, utilities, medical expenses and transportation costs.

DCF, an all-volunteer organization, is affiliated as a field of interest fund with Foundation For The Carolinas.

Tax-deductible donations can be made online at www.fftc.org/Davidson, or by sending a check payable to Foundation For The Carolinas, ATTN: Davidson Community Foundation (Fund 3749), 220 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.


www.davidsoncommunityfoundation.org or contact Dave Cable at dcable@springsidepartners.com or Ellen Donaldson at ellengdonaldson@gmail.com.