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Dear Foundation Friends,
I am so inspired by our community working collectively to address the challenges that arise daily. Our nonprofit partners are providing services for our most vulnerable residents, and they are reaching out to check in, educate, and entertain our locals who are staying home.
This week, our Community Emergency Response Fund provided grants for a number of health and human services needs.
  • The Senior Center of Jackson Hole let us know that senior citizens across Teton County – some longtime constituents and others who have never connected with the Center before - were asking for help with groceries and mail delivery. The Response Fund provided the Senior Center with a grant to implement grocery shopping and delivery, mail pick-up, and check-ins with seniors.
  • The Response Fund also provided funding for Becoming Jackson Whole, a mental wellness and community mindfulness initiative that is supporting first responders, healthcare workers and human services organizations by offering 2-3 times weekly mindfulness instruction and practice via Zoom. Frequent “office hours” help buoy social connection and wellness and answer questions people have about developing a mindfulness practice, and give them a forum for sharing their experiences.  
  • This week the Foundation hosted its first, free COVID-19 Response webinar on Technology Solutions for Working from Home. Next week we will launch a 3-part webinar series to help nonprofits work through current financial and operational challenges. Topics include the CARES Act and other funding opportunities, operational support, and adapting to remote work. These online workshops are free and open to the community.
Even apart, we must remain a whole community, undivided in our vision of a thriving place. The Emergency Response Fund is providing support to immediate, safety net requests now, but there will be additional necessities as each week passes. We need your support as we tackle this progression.
What each of you is doing to assist during this crisis - applying your skills to direct services that keep our community running, educating our children, staying home to keep you and others safe – help to sustain us at the Community Foundation and keep our community whole.
We hope that you remain strong and healthy. We are grateful for all that you are doing.
Warm regards,

Laurie Andrews
President, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
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Athlete, photographer, and renowned filmmaker Jimmy Chin delivered a message to his community on behalf of the Teton County Health Department, St. John's Health, Town of Jackson, and Teton County Emergency Management with support from the Community Foundation.
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