First Horizon Foundation gives $2.5M to COVID-19 relief efforts

Apr 08, 2020 at 12:57 pm by bmulder

First Horizon Foundation

First Horizon Foundation 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.

“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.”

"In Middle Tennessee, the First Horizon Foundation and our employees are proud to support local relief efforts and nonprofits that are doing amazing work in helping individuals, families and businesses get through this difficult time,” said First Horizon’s Middle Tennessee Region President Carol Yochem.

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.

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