COVID-19 Resilience Fund marks one year

By 
Sam Klomhaus — Enterprise Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

This week marked the one-year anniversary of the founding of the Park County Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Resilience Fund, which has raised more then $210,000 for Park County organizations, according to a PCCF press release.

Twenty-three individual grants have been awarded through the fund in the past year to organizations working to respond to COVID-19 in Park County.

Those organizations include the Human Resources Development Council, the Producers Partnership, Farm to School of Park County, the Park County Senior Center, ASPEN and Child Care Connections, according to the release.

“Park County communities highlighted their resilience and compassion by feeding the hungry, providing shelter and assistance to those in need, advancing public health measures, educating our kids, and protecting our seniors,” Bruce McKnight, PCCF board chairman, said in the release. “Our community has thus far allowed us to weather a difficult pandemic. We are confident Park County will be stronger as a result.”

The fund is now entering a second round of allocations, with a focus on supporting vaccination efforts in Park County. Applications are being considered on an invitation-only basis.

“Our world has changed in fundamental ways over this past year,” PCCF Program Director Barb Oldershaw said in the release. “The Park County nonprofit community has reminded us time and time again that these organizations are fearless and persistent when faced with a crisis.”

Those wishing to donate or view a complete list of the grants given out by the fund can visit https://www.pccf-montana.org/programs-and-impact/covid-19-resources/covi....