Community Foundation Establishes Fund to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts
On March 19, Fremont Area Community Foundation established Community Response Funds to rapidly deploy resources to nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
The funds will award immediate grants to nonprofit organizations whose operations support children, older adults, and other vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19 in Lake, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Osceola counties. The Community Foundation will work closely with area nonprofit organizations to identify both immediate and long-term needs. Grants will be considered that address issues such as childcare, food insecurity, healthcare, transportation, financial assistance, general operating support, and other identified needs.
“In an unprecedented time like this, we are doing everything possible to support the people of our communities and the organizations whose staff are on the front lines of response,” said Carla Roberts, president and CEO. “One way we can do this is by supporting the nonprofits that provide vital human services at a time when our region is struggling with uncertainty, job loss, food insecurity, and other challenges. These funds are designed to offer relief and allow organizations to carry out their missions as effectively as possible.”
Potential grantees can apply online at https://bit.ly/FACFcovid.
All those who wish to support relief efforts may donate to the Community Response Fund at facommunityfoundation.org/covid. Members of the community may designate gifts for a specific county.