Meet Community Response Fund Grantees

Our Community Response Fund is helping with an immediate response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Rapid-response, unrestricted grants are increasing resiliency in disproportionately affected communities by addressing the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the pandemic, and the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures. Current grantees are listed below along with some great videos from executive directors about the work they are doing. The Community Foundation will continue to make unrestricted grants to support the emergency phase, stabilization phase, and long-term recovery of COVID-19.

  • Christian Center of Park City has been granted $225,000 to help support key programs, including their Food Pantry and Basic Needs Assistance program which helps pay rent and bills for people who have lost jobs due to COVID-19. The grant will also help pay for additional staff to process the increased number of applications to the Basic Assistance program.
  • Jewish Family Service of Utah has been granted $160,000 to help provide financial assistance for families that have recently lost their income, primarily for rental assistance. Funds are allocated via a needs assessment by their clinical social worker and checks are sent directly to landlords. Efforts are coordinated with other Community Response Fund grantees.
  • People’s Health Clinic has been granted $30,000 to date to help support staff to manage patient flow at the door and supplies like masks, wipes, hand sanitizer, shoe covers, disposable gowns being used at a higher rate.
  • National Ability Center was granted $20,000 for the monthly operation of their lodge (25 rooms, 52 beds) in order to house Intermountain Hospital’s doctors, nurses, and other employees so they do not have to return home and expose other family members to COVID-19.
  • Peace House has been granted $10,000 to help support services addressing an increased risk for domestic violence victims, including the implementation of telehealth in the wake of service expansion in areas like clinical therapy, case management, and client advocacy. Additionally, the use of pre-paid phones and other emergency assistance that supports safety for domestic violence victims and their families.
  • CONNECT Summit County has been granted $10,000 to help cover an increase in staff coverage, translation of web pages, and coordination of virtual mental health support groups for providers to be able to do telehealth and virtual roundtables, as well as any other gap that becomes clear in the next 30 days.
  • Park City Education Foundation has received a $35,000 grant for support of families with urgent needs. School outreach coordinators will provide gift cards to the neediest families to purchase hygiene products, diapers and formula, diabetic testing strips, and other basic needs.
  • EATS Park City has been granted $5,000 to help support their backpack program through which they purchase food for Summit County children (families likely impacted by loss of income) to have over the weekend. Normally they purchase enough for 350 recipients and that is now moving to 800.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE SHORT VIDEOS FROM THE GRANTEES.

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1 Comment

Lorraine Stuecken

Thank you to all the people at the Foundation and all the non-profits who are still on the job helping the vulnerable people in our community. Makes me so proud to live here. Wish I could do more to help.

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