The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a financial toll on families throughout Palm Beach County. As a result, the Community Foundation is providing emergency grants to our most vulnerable community members.
Community Foundation and Partners Announce COVID-19 Response Fund
Over $3.3M raised for communities in need as of 5/16
West Palm Beach, FL (March 15, 2020) – The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, in partnership with philanthropists, business leaders, and governmental entities, announces the establishment of the COVID-19 Response Fund to address the needs of local residents affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
The collaboration between government, business, and philanthropy raised nearly $500,000 in less than 48 hours. Contributions include $100,000 from Meredith Trim and Jim Robo, $100,000 from Florida Power & Light Company, $100,000 from the Stoops Family Foundation, $100,000 from the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund, $100,000 from Michael and Jacky Ferro, $100,000 from the Brooks Koepka Foundation Fund, and $100,000 from the Community Foundation. Additional funding partners include SBA Communication Corporation, Sherry and Tom Barrat, Julie and Peter Cummings, Susan and Peter Brockway, and others to be added.
The Community Foundation and its partners are committed to facilitating a community-wide fundraising effort to support those in need,”
said Brad Hurlburt, president and CEO of the Foundation.
“Together, we will serve as a critical resource for our community.”