Dear Friends of the Community Foundation,
This now is different from anything we’ve seen. We are in unchartered territory and learning as we go. I am grateful that so many of you have reached out to us and are checking in on our community. In appreciation of everyone's concern, I will try to keep you up to date via a weekly, Friday email.
The team of the Community Foundation and I have had many conversations this week, across the spectrum of our community. There is a range of emotions, from disappointment over cancelled events, trips and schooling, to pervasive fear. Where does this strange road lead and what can we do?
I want to let you know a bit more about our Community Emergency Response Fund and the projects we’re funding right now to help our vulnerable populations. The Fund is currently investing in nonprofit-driven projects that are focused on providing human and health care services. We are the conduit and our nonprofit partners are letting us know what they need to create safety nets for our valley.
If you are trying to figure out how you can help, we have the vehicle, and I hope we have your trust. 100% of the donations to this fund will benefit Jackson’s workforce and nonprofit community.
Some of the immediate projects supported by The Response Fund include:
The need is immediate and large. I hope you can help by giving to the Community Emergency Response Fund. Your gift is your pledge to this community. Our promise is to deliver.
- Bolstering One22’s capacity, both financially and operationally, to provide financial assistance and compensate for lost wages
- Providing the Good Samaritan Mission with money for food
- Delivering prepared food to children and families in the valley during spring break through Hole Food Rescue and their partners
- Underwriting ads and outreach for Teton County Public Health to inform the public regarding health care best practices
- Providing hotspots for our valley’s 300 children who don’t have online access for their schooling, through the Fund for Public Education.
Through you, we feel a sense of hope, and so much pride. Take care of you and yours, and let us know how you are doing.
President, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole