The Guilford Foundation is proud to present our 2020 Impact Report, although 2019 seems like a hundred years ago. Since March, our work has focused on responding to the community’s needs in response to COVID19. The 2020 Impact Report presents three stories about the crucial impact of your gifts since the onset of the pandemic and also provides a summary of our work in 2019.
We hope the information within the 2020 Impact Report fills you with great pride in our work over the past few months and in 2019– it’s been an amazing community effort, and we couldn’t do it without you.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!
The Guilford Foundation (TGF) recently awarded 14 grants through our regular Competitive Grant making process, although this year’s process was anything but normal. These grants are made annually through our endowment funds based on our spending policy. TGF’s original grant deadline was March 12—the Thursday of that fateful week that initiated a national shutdown.
While we had already received a number of applications, we made two decisions in response to the coronavirus:
1. We extended the deadline to May 1, 2020.
2. We reprioritized our grant making to focus on the impact of COVID19 on our community.
Organizations who had already submitted an application were given the chance to resubmit based on the changing landscape, and many did. Organizations were also encouraged to apply for funding through our new COVID19 Response Fund for Guilford, and many did that as well.
The resulting grants through our Competitive Grant making process are as follows:
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Although the ceremony was via Zoom this year, the Guilford High School scholarship awardees were no less impressive. The Guilford Foundation was honored to provide 18 awards to graduating seniors from Guilford High School.
These impressive students were selected according to a variety of qualifications, from academic excellence to sportsmanship to career intentions, and have finished their high school career under the most extreme and isolating conditions.
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