PARK CITY, Utah. — The total grants from Park City Community Foundation to help Summit County residents impacted by the pandemic surpassed $3 million this month. Last week, PCCF deployed an additional $500,000 for nonprofits from its Community Response Fund for COVID-19, bringing the total to $3,008,612.
The relief effort contributes to rent assistance, access to healthcare for the uninsured, childcare for working families, mental health access, shelter for those escaping domestic violence, and other essential services. For the first time since its creation, the foundation activated its Community Response Fund last March and started funding projects to help people who were disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.
“Although it feels like the worst is over, we are ever vigilant for urgent needs that require continued support and the community is still in the recovery process,” said Diego Zegarra, PCCF’s community impact director. “The nonprofits receiving funding represent a broad range of critically important services for communities that have been in crisis mode since the pandemic struck. At the same time, we are asking, ‘in what other areas have community members fallen behind and how can we help?’”
The organizations receiving funding include health and human services nonprofits like the Christian Center of Park City, People’s Health Clinic, Peace House, Holy Cross Ministries, and PC Tots, to name a few.
The Community Response Fund will continue to deploy funding as needs evolve. Many Parkites are still experiencing reduced hours of employment or loss of income due to mandated quarantining given the COVID-19 safety protocols at work. The latest funding round of $500,000 will be effective in addressing urgent needs as well as supporting services critical to communities most in need.
A full list of grantees can be found on the Community Foundation’s website: https://bit.ly/37aV04Z