An Important Update: Our Response to COVID-19
Keeping Our Community Healthy, Safe and Informed
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is top of mind for all of us and the health and safety of our partners, staff, and neighbors is always our top priority. As your local Community Foundation, we want to share with you what we’re doing, the status of our events and meetings, and how you can help. Above all, please take all necessary precautions to ensure you, your family and neighbors are well. Health officials recommend social distancing as a course of action to combat the spread of the virus.
On this advice, Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is notifying our community that we are taking the following steps in regards to COVID-19. These actions will be in place until at least May 20th and may be extended as circumstances dictate.
MSCF WILL NOT HOLD EVENTS OR HOST EXTERNAL/COMMITTEE MEETINGS IN PERSON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
- The Women & Girls' Fund Annual Wonder of Women (WOW) Event, scheduled for April 21st has been cancelled. We will contact attendees who have already purchased seats as well as sponsors. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available at www.mainstreetfoundation.org.
- When possible and desirable, meetings will be held virtually; you will hear from MSCF staff about these arrangements. This includes both Scholarship and Distribution committee meetings.
- Access to our office in Bristol is prohibited by all outside guests.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Applications received for our General Grant Cycle will be considered but please be aware that our grantmaking priorities may be affected by this unprecedented event.
Nonprofit organizations in our six-town service area with grant inquiries for the COVID-19 Response Fund can contact Kate Kerchaert, Director of Grants & Programs, at email@example.com. Phase 1 - We are currently providing rapid response grants in support of nonprofit organizations on the front lines providing basic needs to local residents. When we move to Phase 2, our grant efforts will focus on the operating needs of our local nonprofits in collaboration with other funders.
Click HERE to see a list of all COVID-19 related grants made to date.
WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE