Community Foundation creates Coronavirus relief funds
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