Summit County Provides $1 Million in COVID-19 Relief Grants to Be Managed by Park City Community Foundation

Funds will be granted to nonprofit organizations helping residents who have been economically impacted by COVID-19.

Summit County, Utah (September 24, 2020) — Summit County has charged the Park City Community Foundation with managing applications for and distributing funds totaling $1 million to nonprofit organizations that are helping individuals and families disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.

“The county is partnering with us to provide relief to individuals and families that have been economically impacted by COVID-19,” said Katie Wright, Executive Director of Park City Community Foundation. “The Community Foundation has a proven history of administering grants and deep relationships with Summit County nonprofits. We are so pleased to continue to help our community to get through COVID-19.”

The current COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the lives of many within Summit County from economic job losses, loss of housing, struggle to find dependent care for young children, among other hardships. The purpose of the grant monies is to support individuals and families within the County who have suffered losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic we have considered the needs and impacts among our residents both in the long- and short-term,” County Manager Tom Fisher said. “Our goal in working with the Community Foundation is to distribute these funds to those who are in the most need before the end of the year.”

The application process for Summit County nonprofits opens on October 14 and applications are due on November 10. An applicant Q&A Zoom meeting will happen on October 16 and award notices will be made on December 9, 2020.

Applicants can visit https://parkcitycf.org/covid19relief for the information, and the Community Foundation will be adding information about eligibility, selection criteria, current restrictions, and reporting requirements.

A committee including nine people will be administering the grant and selecting grantees. The Community Foundation will also conduct a robust measurement and evaluation process to assess the impact of the grants.

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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