06.30.20

COVID-19 Response Fund: Grantee Impact Report

Community Foundation Boulder County’s COVID-19 Response Fund was created on March 13, 2020, to support services to those who are most at risk of contracting the virus – and who are the most vulnerable in our community due to poverty, or being a part of an historically underserved population. To date, funding allocations have been based on the hypothesis that the crisis will unfold in three phases: Prevention, Intervention, Recovery.

 
During the Prevention Phase, your Community Foundation granted $650K to Boulder County nonprofits and $100K to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund. During the current Intervention Phase, the foundation’s targeted grantmaking totaled $654,584 – including $250,125 to community health clinics – to strengthen the collective capacity of our nonprofit sector to manage the economic and social impacts of the pandemic. Indeed, many organizations are facing their own economic challenges, even while they continue to provide often expanded services to keep pace with increased demand.
 
This new report summarizes all grants to date, including how the grants are being allocated to strengthen nonprofit partnerships, and to uplift organizations that ensure essential services for community members who find themselves at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the virus and most impacted by inequity. In the words of our grantees, this report also includes a preview of anticipated future needs to help inform the foundation’s ongoing proactive response to the pandemic.