Let's lend a hand to Charlotte communities

We may be staying apart, but we're all in this together

LendingTree is donating $1 million to a community-wide fund to assist those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The City of Charlotte is matching the $1 million gift with $1 million in public-sector support.

Foundation For The Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas are launching the COVID-19 Response Fund to support a range of organizations assisting members of the community, particularly those most vulnerable.

You can make a donation now to help with the increased needs of a tightening local economy, workers who are asked to stay home, school cancellations causing disruption and those without insurance who are facing additional challenges getting the care they need.

“It’s important we act now, because we do not yet know the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Response Fund will allow our community to aid those organizations responding to unforeseen challenges, from human services to healthcare to economic assistance and more. LendingTree is committed to assisting this community through this difficult time.”

LendingTree Founder and CEO

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Charlotte has always had robust private-sector support, particularly in times of crisis, which is why it is important for the City to respond to Doug Lebda and LendingTree’s lead gift of $1 million. We will commit to matching Doug’s gift and challenging the community with a $1 million commitment. We also know that our efforts are amplified through public-private partnerships, and together, we will face this crisis.

City of Charlotte

The COVID-19 Response Fund will be administered through a partnership between Foundation For The Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas, in close coordination with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Grants will be awarded by an advisory group of community members and will be open to any agency the meets the eligibility criteria. The advisory committee may elect to make grants directly to organizations based upon the urgency of the need or through a competitive grantmaking process. Details regarding the grants program will be forthcoming as fundraising continues.

To contribute to the COVID-19 Response Fund, visit www.helpclt.org.