March 27, 2020 – Local nonprofit Community Knights, Inc created a COVID-19 Nonprofit Response Fund to assist nonprofits and public school organizations who are being impacted by the virus. This response addresses the additional needs nonprofits and public school organizations have as a result of this public health crisis.
The decision to establish the fund was inspired after assessing the total impact that this situation may have on the area’s nonprofit and public school programs.
Jennifer Brown, CEO of Community Knights says, “We really felt it was our responsibility to do whatever we can to help our community. And, this response fund will do just that, help those who are helping the most in need”.
For the past 7 years Community Knights has been serving the Peninsula’s nonprofit and public schools by providing grants through their GIFT grant program. This program has been used to financially support many impactful programs that help our area’s youth and at-risk populations.
The financial strain is being felt throughout the Peninsula’s nonprofit’s. “Since the outbreak, we have witnessed a severe spike in requests for food assistance. As other pantries are forced to temporarily close, families are turning to pantries like ours for emergency food. To meet the increased need, we will need more support from our community,” says Angela York, Executive Director at THRIVE Peninsula and GIFT grant recipient.
To continue supporting this fund, Community Knights is reaching out to the public for donations for the COVID-19 Response fund. Donations can be made at https://communityknights.org/donate.
Nonprofit and public school programs, who are being negatively impacted by the virus, can apply for financial assistance at communityknights.org/covid19-responsefund/. Each application will be reviewed and assessed on need and impact on the wellbeing of the Virginia Peninsula. For any questions, please contact Community Knights at 757-884-8097.
February 27, 2019 High school teams engineer, manufacture competition-ready robots: Community Knights has given thousands of dollars to teams as part of its grant-giving program….read more at https://bit.ly/2TCNw5i
February 4, 2019 Round Robin Video Series City of Hampton Virginia
January 15, 2019 Students visit New York for cultural field trip: The trip was funded with grant funds from the Community Knights Grant Program.
August 12, 2018 Women: Changing the world. One vote at a time, Jennifer Brown one of the founders of Community Knights featured with other women in Hampton Roads.. Read More at https://bit.ly/2P3MH04
June 30, 2018 The Daily Press covered Community Knights, Inc.1 Million dollar milestone in June with its latest round of grants through its GIFT — Grant Initiative Fundraising Team — program.. Read More at https://bit.ly/2KreM2U
December 7, 2017 Community Knights use bingo to help local causes Read More at https://bit.ly/2okJgGs
November 16, 2017 Jones Middle School Planetarium in Hampton renovates and revamps with Grants from Community Knights GIFT Program… Read More at https://bit.ly/2A31Xnb
October 9, 2017 We are proud to see our impact gaining energy as the Daily Press has issued an article covering the $100k+ in GIFT Grants we were able to issue this past month to local schools and nonprofits across the Peninsula. Read More at http://bit.ly/2gauePw
August 2017 Hampton City’s Round Robin host, Robin McCormick, invites Community Knights to share their story of regional impact through their non-profit in a 16 minute interview with CEO, Jennifer Brown and CFO, Teresa Michener. https://youtu.be/fLQksq8kCKQ
June 2016 Community Knights awards more grants for Hampton City Schools
Read More at www.hampton.k12.va.us
March 2016 Community Knights awards $10,550 in grants to Phoebus High School clubs and PTSA
Read More at www.hampton.k12.va.us
March 30, 2016 Hampton City Schools School Board Meeting
Community Knights highlighted at minute 6