More Than 160 Organizations Have Received Grants From Charity Group

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The charity group that put on the superstar-studded 12-12-12 benefit concert for superstorm Sandy relief has begun distributing some of the $50 million brought in my the show.

The Robin Hood Foundation has already sent checks to more than 160 organizations involved in the relief effort. The charity has been thinking small in its distribution of the funds.

Money has been sent to many of the small, grassroots groups that began in the wake of the storm.

The group has given $50,000 to the Atlantic City Long Term Recovery Group to provide space, technology and staffing to manage volunteer-drive recovery efforts and $75,000 to the Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to residents of the devastated neighborhood.

The nationally televised concert went on for several hours at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12 and featured such stars as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Alicia Keys.

The Robin Hood Foundation has so far doled out nearly $18 million in grants, according to the organization’s website.

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