This fund will address the needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents impacted by the Coronavirus.
The fund will provide a trusted repository for philanthropic assets directed specifically for this purpose. Government officials and businesses have instituted sweeping measures to halt the spread of the virus. School closures, travel and event cancellation, remote work and social distancing have the potential to disrupt our lives physically, socially and economically.
“We’re concerned about community health, and the potential for people to face economic hardship and food insecurity in the coming months,” said Kerry Caranci, Community Foundation CEO. “By being proactive during times of uncertainty, this fund will allow us to help one another through this challenge,” she continued.
Grants will be made to critical nonprofit agencies - serving Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties - that are either 1) providing tangible services/essential needs (direct aid) to impacted individuals and families or 2) needing flexible operating support to carry out their missions during this time of crisis. Community Foundation leaders will be closely monitoring how the pandemic impacts our communities and may adjust funding strategy/application to best meet evolving needs.
to view disbursements from this fund.
For detailed information on this round of funding, please see the description within our online Smarter Select application system. For more information, send an Email to Megan Conn
, Program Officer.