The Hearst Foundations announced last week that they are granting more than $50 million in emergency funding to more than 100 U.S. medical, humanitarian and cultural organizations severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement was made 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, along with Frank A. Bennack, Jr., chair of the gift committees of the two foundations.

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham was recognized as one of the organizations in Alabama to receive a grant from Hearst Foundations in the amount of $250,000. The funds will be used to support the Foundation’s emergency response grants that focus on resiliency in communities by addressing the immediate and basic needs of economically vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.