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Williams awards second round of grants to support needs related to COVID-19

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Organizations in eight states recently were awarded grants from Williams to support remote learning, workforce training and other community needs during COVID-19.

The 27 new grants are part of $1 million in additional community support that Williams pledged earlier this year to address economic, education and public health concerns. A first round of grants was given in June.

“Six months into this crisis, many communities and families are struggling with unemployment, educational needs and health concerns,” said Sara Delgado, director of brand and corporate social responsibility. “Nonprofit professionals, school administrators and teachers, healthcare experts and first responders are the real heroes. We’re proud that these grants help continue their important work.”

Here are a few of the projects Williams is supporting:

  • The Met Cares Foundation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, to provide Chromebooks and accessories to Greenwood Leadership Academy students for use at home during the school year.
  • United Negro College Fund, Houston, to help address the urgent needs of students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Prescott Community Fire Company, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, to purchase bunker gear and portable radios for frontline first responders.
  • SER Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Houston, to help low-income displaced workers access living-wage careers by providing workforce development services.
  • Climb Wyoming, Rock Springs, Wyoming, to help low-income single mothers gain family stability with job training, skills and support.
  • Clarkston Community Health, Clarkston, Georgia, to provide free COVID-19 testing to refugees and immigrants who often live in close quarters and multi-generational homes.
  • Tulsa Day Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, to provide services and housing to homeless and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Table to Table, Bergen, New Jersey, to provide fresh, nutritious food to partner agencies and a network of fresh produce markets and centralized distribution hubs

Additional grants are still being considered this year. The Williams Foundation has established an intake form for grant requests on its website and encourages 501(c)3 organizations, first responders and K-12 schools to apply online. Grant requests will be reviewed and funded based on need and impact within the communities that Williams operates. To submit a grant request, please visit www.williams.com/community/community-giving.