Community Response Fund for COVID-19 Deploys an Additional $500,000 for Nonprofits

Total grants from Park City Community Foundation to help Summit County residents impacted by the pandemic now total over $3 million.

February 12, 2021 – Park City, UT – Park City Community Foundation is proud to announce another round of funding in support of 16 local nonprofits and the communities they serve. The funding supports those who have been most impacted by the pandemic: women, communities of color, service industry employees, and others who may have experienced loss of income. The newest grants totaling $500,000 will continue to fund rent assistance, access to healthcare for the uninsured, childcare for working families, mental health access, shelter for those escaping domestic violence, and other essential services.

Park City Community Foundation has already made grants from its Community Response Fund for COVID-19 totaling $2,508,612. This latest round of grants brings the total to $3,008,612 since the activation of the fund on March 13, 2020.

“Although it feels like the worst is over, we are ever vigilant for urgent needs that require continued support,” said Diego Zegarra, Community Impact Director at Park City Community Foundation. “At the same time, we are asking – in what other areas have community members fallen behind? The nonprofits receiving funding represent a broad range of critically important services for communities that have been in crisis mode since the pandemic struck.”

The Community Response Fund continues to deploy funding as needs arise. Many Parkites are still experiencing reduced hours of employment or loss of income due to mandated quarantining given the COVID-19 safety protocols at work. This funding round will be effective at addressing urgent needs as well as supporting services critical to communities most in need.

The list of organizations receiving funding include health and human services nonprofits like the Christian Center of Park City, People’s Health Clinic, Peace House, Holy Cross Ministries, PC Tots, to name a few.

Below is a breakdown of the new grants from the Community Response Fund to 16 different organizations totaling $500,000, divided into four different areas.

Continued Urgent Needs: Support for the Christian Center of Park City to address key areas of need: eviction prevention/COVID-related medical bills/other emergencies & supplemental rent assistance.

  • Christian Center of Park City – $200,000

Critical Services for Disproportionately Impacted Communities: These are organizations and programs whose main beneficiaries come from communities most impacted by the pandemic: women, immigrants, communities of color, among others.

  • Holy Cross Ministries – $30,000
  • People’s Health Clinic – $30,000
  • Peace House – $30,000
  • PC Tots – $30,000
  • Bright Futures (an initiative of Park City Education Foundation) – $20,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – $20,000
  • Children’s Justice Center – $20,000
  • SOS Outreach – $20,000

Mental Wellness: Funding to support increased demand for mental health services.

  • CONNECT Summit County (Scholarship Fund) – $20,000
  • Christian Center of Park City (APRN Project) – $25,000
  • Communities That Care (Support of teachers) – $5,000

Health & Wellbeing: Funding to support the increased need for financial support from communities impacted by the pandemic. These grants will increase scholarship funds and access to youth activities.

  • Park City Soccer Club – $20,000
  • Youth Sports Alliance – $15,000
  • YMCA – $5,000
  • Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation – $10,000

See more about Community Response Fund grant recipients as well as videos from grantees »

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 at parkcitycf.org.

Media Contact: Christine Coleman, Park City Community Foundation, christine@parkcitycf.org, 415-209-8506.

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