March 22, 2020
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The board of Pacific Community Foundation has conferred via email and phone, deciding how to respond to the eminent threat of COVID-19.
Here’s where we are: PCF is not going to offer our usual spring catalog this season.
Thank you to all the organizations who put together their proposals. We will save your content, and let you know when the next grants catalog is open.
We have created a Critical category for key funds to support organizations that help people shelter in place and provide food. These funds will stay at the top of the list for the foreseeable future. We may add other funds as we see new critical needs arise.
Grants will go out biweekly to monthly, depending on the rate of donation to each of them. We will distribute grants across several organizations in each category.
To make a donation, click on the fund, and you will go to that fund’s donation page. You may donate to more than one fund in each session by going back to the main list and selecting another fund.
Consider making monthly donations. This will provide important support in the months to come.
Community Emergency Relief Fund supports rent, utilities, and other needs for vulnerable families.
Community Food Fund supports local food banks and other food providers. Food banks are now seeing significant increases in the number of families needing basic foods and supplies, due to furloughs.
Food 4 Kids Fund supports the weekend food programs for schoolchildren; weekly backpacks are being distributed by school buses on regular routes. Busses are also delivering assignments and daily meals during the week.
Pacific County Immigrant Support Fund provides support for immigrant families, including rent, utilities and other needs.
As with grant catalogs, the Foundation will cover credit card and admin fees through our Cornerstone Fund, so that every dollar raised goes to local nonprofit organizations.