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More than $50 million in emergency funding will be provided to over 100 medical, humanitarian and cultural organizations in the U.S. severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through grants provided by the Hearst Foundations.
The announcement was made Thursday by William Randolph Hearst III and Virginia Hearst Randt, presidents of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation of California and the Hearst Foundation, Inc. of New York, and Frank A. Bennack, Jr., chair of the gift committees of the two foundations.
The grants are in addition to the regular support the two foundations make yearly to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, and are in recognition of the critical and immediate need for funding to these types of organizations, according to a press release.
The funding is expected to be received within the next 10 days.
The Hearst Foundations are independent private philanthropies operating separately from the Hearst Corporation, the owner of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group which operates eight daily and 14 weekly newspapers in Connecticut, including this one.
Visit https://www.hearstfdn.org/ for more information.