Meet Community Response Fund Grantees

Our Community Response Fund has provided both urgent-phase and stabilization-phase grants to local nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Grants will continue to be made as the community stabilizes and moves into recovery. As of February 12, 2021, grants surpassing $3 million have been distributed.

Urgent Needs Grants – These 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. The urgent-needs grantees and grant amounts are listed below along with some great videos from executive directors about the work they are doing.

Stabilization Phase Grants – 28 nonprofit organizations have received stabilization grants to help offset the economic impacts of COVID-19. These are matching grants totaling $395,000 thus far. See the list of stabilization phase grantees »

Grantee Highlights

  • Christian Center of Park City has been granted over $675,000 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 over $990,000 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.
  • Park City Education Foundation has received $120,000 in grants 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.
  • People’s Health Clinic has been granted $110,000 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, as well as for continued support of their operations.
  • EATS Park City has been granted $15,000 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.
  • CONNECT Summit County has been granted $50,000 to help cover an increase in staff coverage, translation of web pages, increased access to mental health services, and coordination of virtual mental health support groups for providers to be able to do telehealth and virtual roundtables.
  • Peace House has been granted $90,000 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 support safety for domestic violence victims and their families, and rent assistance for clients in need of additional economic support.
  • The Hope Alliance has been granted $28,000 to host a vision clinic for uninsured kids in partnership with People’s Health Clinic.
  • Mountain Mediation Center has been granted $25,000 to support a bilingual outreach coordinator tasked with supporting families facing eviction and other challenges.


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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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