COVID-19 Gorge Community Response Fund
Partnership of United Way of the Columbia Gorge and the Healthy Gorge Initiative
The United Way of the Columbia Gorge and the Healthy Gorge Initiative have established a fund to address the immediate needs faced by nonprofit organizations and their clients resulting from the COVID-19 virus. The initial funds were made available through the generosity of PacificSource Community Solutions and the Columbia Gorge Health Council.
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Help your fellow Gorge community members in the wake of COVID-19. Though uncertainty is rampant, your generosity is urgently needed. Give Now: United Way of the Columbia Gorge
Apply for Funding
We’ve developed a simple grant application process to expedite funding to nonprofits providing essential services and experiencing the greatest impact. Click here for funding guidelines Healthy Gorge Initiative.
If your organization provides essential services in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat or Skamania counties and it needs assistance due to conditions caused directly by the COVID-19 pandemic, your organization is eligible for grants from this Community Response Fund.
These funds are limited so we are asking you to limit your request to the amount you can effectively spend in the coming weeks and months. Please keep in mind this may not be your only opportunity to request funding from us and we will keep you advised of funds availability beyond three months.
The application process will open in March 2020 and funds will be distributed within three weeks.
For more information or questions about the applications, contact:
Paul Lindberg, Collective Impact Health Specialist
For more information or questions about donating to the fund, contact:
Karen Neitzel, Board President of the United Way of the Columbia Gorge