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Board of Commissioners Approve Funds for a COVID Community Care Grant in a Special Called Meeting
May 14, 2020
$200,000 in funding to be matched by TVA

Memphis Light, Gas and Water leadership called for a special meeting of the MLGW Board of Commissioners to approve $200,000 for a COVID community care fund created by The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

MLGW has selected the following Memphis-area, 501(c) (3) organizations engaged in meeting community needs resulting from the pandemic to receive grants:
  • Plus-1 (MIFA): $75,000
  • Mid-South Food Bank: $75,000
  • United Way of the Mid-South: $25,000
  • Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Fund: $25,000

All MLGW funds will be matched by TVA for a total donation of $400,000 to local non-profits.

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MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 429,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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