As the nation rallies to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ITC Michigan is committing disaster relief funding to support food charities throughout Michigan’s lower peninsula, and the City of Detroit to support its virus testing program.
“ITC Michigan has always taken an active role in the communities we serve,” said Simon Whitelocke, president of ITC Michigan. “During this extraordinary time, there are tremendous humanitarian needs across our home state. We felt it was our company’s responsibility to step up and support organizations that can make a broad and immediate impact. We’re also assessing subsequent funding opportunities to support organizations that provide critical mental health and substance abuse services.”
Food banks, pantries and soup kitchens are reporting a significant increase in demand for their services at a time when many are struggling to secure the supplies and resources needed to survive the national COVID-19 crisis. ITC will provide funding to support the work of Bountiful Harvest, Feeding America West Michigan, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Food Gatherers, Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Greater Lansing Area Food Bank, Monroe County Opportunity Program, South Michigan Food Bank and Western Oakland Meals on Wheels.
Through its Charitable Giving Program, ITC awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that deliver charitable services in the communities it serves.
Grants support programs and projects that reflect ITC’s focus on education, environmental stewardship, social services, health and wellness, and arts and culture. ITC is streamlining the process for its upcoming grant cycles to focus on two areas of giving announced today. For more information, click here