March 13, 2020 – PARK CITY, UTAH – Park City Community Foundation today announced that philanthropy, government, and business partners will be joining together to support a Community Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area. Hosted by the Community Foundation, the Fund will help strengthen the community and respond immediately to the ramifications of COVID-19.
The Community Response Fund will support health and human services nonprofits in greater Park City that are handling cases related to the impact of COVID-19. It will offer flexible resources to organizations in our area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Targeted operating grants will fund organizations that have deep roots in community and strong experience working with residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare and gig economy workers, and communities of color, among others.
The first phase of rapid-response grants will increase resiliency in disproportionately affected communities by addressing the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the broader COVID-19 outbreak, and the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures. The Community Foundation expects to move an initial round of grants as funds are raised.
If you would like to help ensure that basic needs are met, including food, housing, and healthcare, please consider a donation to the fund at parkcitycf.org/communityresponsefund. Gifts to the fund allow our community as a whole to better prepare for and respond to emergencies by providing flexibility to meet both immediate and planned needs that would not otherwise be readily available.
If you would like to become a Fund partner or learn more about the Fund, please visit parkcitycf.org/communityresponsefund.
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About Park City Community Foundation: Park City Community Foundation plays a vital role in solving the most challenging problems in Park City. We care for and invest in our people, place, and culture by bringing together local nonprofits, donors, and community leaders to contribute financial resources and innovative ideas to benefit all the people of Park City—now and in the future. As the home of Live PC Give PC, Women’s Giving Fund, Solomon Fund, and other important initiatives, the Community Foundation has brought millions of dollars to the greater Park City community and Summit County. Learn more about donating, volunteering, fundraising and getting involved in the generosity of Park City at parkcitycf.org.
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