Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion creates Coro­n­avirus re­lief funds

Fort Bragg Advocate-News - - FRONT PAGE - By Danna Swei­dan-Scott Contribute­d

UKIAH » The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of Men­do­cino County, which es­tab­lishes per­ma­nent char­i­ta­ble funds from gifts from in­di­vid­u­als, busi­nesses and other or­ga­ni­za­tions, has raised more than $1.5 mil­lion for COVID-19 re­lief through­out the county, and has dis­bursed over $500,000 to date.

“We are tak­ing a multi- sec­tor ap­proach to our re­sponse, in­clud­ing in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies, non-prof­its and small busi­nesses,” said Rose Bell, the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager.

The Men­do­cino County-based foun­da­tion re­cently granted Men­do­cino and Lake County’s West Business De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter a $200,000 grant to pro­vide small business as­sis­tance and train­ing through­out the COVID-19 pan­demic.

This grant is one of three over­all COVID re­lief fund­ing ef­forts that the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion has un­der­taken since the pan­demic’s on­set. The foun­da­tion has es­tab­lished a COVID-19 Re­lief Fund to pro­vide ba­sic needs to in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and or­ga­ni­za­tions ad­versely im­pacted; it also has in­creased fund­ing to its cur­rent “Save-the-Day” grant

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