Santa Maria Community Services Awarded $50,000 from the Fifth Third Foundation Toward COVID-19 Relief

CINCINNATI, OH – Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from the Fifth Third Foundation. The $50,000 grant is for COVID-19 relief.

Santa Maria will be using the grant funds to provide the following to the families that we serve: formula for children; food; Kroger gift cards for food and necessities; baby wipes; diapers; toilet paper; prescription assistance; gas cards; cleaning supplies; phone service payments; and hygiene products.

“In this unprecedented time of need for the families we serve, Santa Maria is dependent upon the generosity of grants provided by organizations such as the Fifth Third Foundation and individuals who continue to support our mission to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals,” said H.A. Musser, president and CEO of Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Santa Maria provides over 3,000 individuals with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Our Price Hill Family Centers provide a welcoming environment and the coaching, support, and flexibility to assist families to achieve their identified goals toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our vision is for Greater Price Hill to be a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community.

Fifth Third Foundation is committed to creating a greater impact on programs and initiatives that create strong, vibrant communities and provide pathways to opportunity. The Foundation Office administers Private Family Foundations that leave a lasting legacy. The respective Committees review all grant requests for the following trusts and foundations for which Fifth Third Bank serves as trustee or agent. Grants for programming in education, the arts, community development, and health and human services in the Greater Cincinnati area are considered, in addition to the specific funding interests originally identified by each of the individual benefactors.

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