- Donate now to the Community Relief Fund
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- Learn more about The Community Foundation's response to COVID-19
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The Community Relief Fund
The Community Relief Fund was established in October 2019 in case of a possible future threat to our community. When the significant impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our region became clear, foundation staff and board mobilized to activate the Community Relief Fund, begin securing funding and begin assessing needs in our community.
Our goal is to work collaboratively with the nonprofit, government, philanthropic and private sectors to accelerate recovery for a thriving, resilient and even stronger Rappahannock River Region. We will support organizations that are addressing immediate needs, longer term effects of the pandemic, and community recovery.
The Community Foundation seeded the fund with $50,000 from our board-directed, unrestricted Community Fund. An anonymous donor contributed another $5,000.
Grant distribution plans – application forms and processes, timeline and grant eligibility criteria – are in development. We will keep nonprofits and donors informed. Our commitment now and moving forward is to support our community as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The Community Foundation urges everyone to include regional nonprofits in your crisis response giving by making a donation to the Community Relief Fund or by giving to them directly. Click here to donate now.
The Community Foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of the Rappahannock River region. Our mission is to build a flourishing philanthropic community.