MOODY FOUNDATION COMMITS $1 MILLION TO AUSTIN-AREA COVID-19 RELIEF
Funds to be distributed through the Foundation’s local partners
AUSTIN, Texas – March 19, 2020 – The Moody Foundation announced today it has made an initial $1 million commitment in COVID-19 relief funds to support the Austin area.
“The Moody Foundation stands with Austin as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis,” said Ross Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation. “This community is family to us, so its safety and well-being are our top priorities.”
Initial funds have been authorized to help these local partners serve those most in need:
-AGE of Central Texas
-Catholic Charities of Central Texas
-Central Texas Food Bank
-El Buen Samaritano
-Hope Food Pantry Austin
-Lifework’s Street Outreach
-Meals on Wheels Central Texas
-Mobile Loaves & Fishes
-The Salvation Army Shelter
-Sunrise Community Church
“We knew we had to do whatever we could to help our local community get back on its feet,” said Elizabeth Moody, trustee of the Foundation. “We’re hoping this gift will provide a helping hand for our friends during this difficult time.”
Representatives from the Foundation are reaching out to the local nonprofits to help deploy funds in the most effective way possible.
About the Moody Foundation
The Moody Foundation was established by W.L. Moody, Jr. and Libbie Shearn Moody in 1942 to share their good fortune and make a difference in the lives of the people of Texas. Since then, the Foundation has pledged and awarded more than $1.7 billion in grants throughout the state to organizations that have educated, healed, nurtured and inspired generations of Texans. The Moody Foundation continues with a board of three trustees: Frances Moody-Dahlberg, Ross Moody and Elizabeth Moody. Learn more at MoodyF.org and follow the Foundation on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.
Kami Lee representing Moody Foundation