- March 24, 2020

Community Foundation Emergency Fund Gets Big Donor Help

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has announced that the new Community Emergency Response Fund has reached a landmark $1.4-million. The Response Fund was activated to support local nonprofits helping those directly impacted by the COVID-19 virus. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the Community Foundation is striving to ensure that the Response Fund’s resources increase in tandem with our community’s rapidly evolving needs. Hansjörg Wyss committed a lead gift of $750-thousand to the Response Fund, helping to seed the efforts of the Community Foundation. Foundation Board members and donors quickly doubled the Fund’s size, and 100% of the Board contributed to the Response Fund. As of early this week, donations to the Fund total just over $1.4-million, and the Foundation has already begun to help the most vulnerable in the community through grants to local nonprofit partners.



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