COVID-19 Response Fund Launched
Carbon County Community Foundation (CCCF) has joined forces with area funders to create the Greater Lehigh Valley COVID-19 Community Response Fund which aims to strengthen safety-net services for community members who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties. In Carbon County, this includes older adults, people who are experiencing poverty or homelessness, and families who live paycheck to paycheck.
CCCF focuses on improving quality of life for residents of the Carbon region, and as such, any funds committed or raised by CCCF will be put to use in the Carbon County area. All partners are committed to distributing 100% of funds to directly support community organizations.
Guided by a community-led strategic response team, one-time general operating grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. The first phase will focus on providing rapid and direct support to organizations that provide critical safety-net services including:
- Services that are providing food access
- Services for unsheltered residents and those at risk of homelessness
- Supports for those who are economically vulnerable to mitigate the effects of reduced hours or lost jobs
Future phases will address broader intermediate and long-term needs and are contingent on the availability of funds.
Carbon County Community Foundation
Just Born Quality Confections
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Wells Fargo Foundation
Partners have also committed to use their voices to advocate for policies that will swiftly and effectively address gaps in community needs and provide resources to community members who are negatively impact by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For general questions and inquiries about the Fund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a donation to the fund, click HERE or contact Amber Breiner at 610-730-2526.
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund submission form is now OPEN.
The first round of deliberation and grant funding is underway, focusing on providing grants to organizations that are supporting food access, homeless and housing insecure populations and those who are economically vulnerable.
An expanded second round of funding is expected. To be considered for funding, please share your organization’s needs on this form.