First Horizon Foundation Donates $2.5 Million to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts throughout its Communities
First Horizon Foundation announced today that it is donating $2.5 million in support of COVID-19 emergency relief efforts to nonprofit organizations throughout its footprint. The funding will be distributed to select organizations that provide meal, educational and emergency assistance relief in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
In addition, locally, the bank has committed the following:
- Knoxville - $10,000 to the United Way of Greater Knoxville's relief fund to help nonprofits that are providing assistance for COVID relief
- Maryville - $5,000 to the Blount Chamber's relief fund to assist small businesses
- Tri-Cities - $5,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee to help those who need additional food assistance
“We recognize that many individuals and families are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19,” said First Horizon National Corporation Chairman and CEO Bryan Jordan. “During this unprecedented time, we want those in need in our communities to know that the First Horizon Foundation and our employees are here to support them.”
The Foundation will collaborate with the First Horizon Bank market presidents across its footprint to identify and coordinate with the organizations that will receive expedited grants intended to help the broadest number of individuals and families impacted during this national healthcare crisis.
The special COVID-19 relief funds being provided are in addition to the Foundation’s annual charitable giving grants that supported 650 organizations in 2019.