We Are In This Together
Community Foundation leadership is closely monitoring the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation develops, we are strategizing ways we can best prepare and support our staff, our donors, and the nonprofits in our community.
Teachers are getting ready to greet students in their Google classroom.
Companies pitch in to help students learn from home
Find Food Help!
Right now, the best way for many of our food partners to respond to the increased need is to continue with mass distributions of “raw goods” that can provide multiple meals. With many unemployed, the goal is to preserve gas and resources so that when people do come to distributions, they’re getting the largest amount of food possible.
Local Restaurants Offering Delivery, Carryout, and Curbside Pickup
The Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) maintains this Resource Directory as an informational service to help elders, their families, and caregivers. COVID-19 responses vary based on location. The best step for finding information on your community is to contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).
Adults & Families
There are a few options for the general public. Please see the buttons below for more information.
IMMEDIATE FOOD ASSISTANCE
If you are looking to help your community, we thank you and suggest you start with contacting Feeding Florida for volunteer opportunities at a food bank in your area.
211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
Call 2-1-1 to speak with a highly trained resource specialist, or text your zip code to 898211. Calls to 211 are free, confidential, and available 24/7! 211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment, and referral to community services for people of all ages. They proudly serve: Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County.
Symptoms & Testing
We Are In This TogetherCall your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Local Nonprofit Immediate Needs Survey
Nonprofit organizations are invited to complete the survey below. All responses will be made public. Funders, businesses, and individuals looking to support nonprofit organizations during this time will be directed to the published results.
Examples of Need Include:
Diapers and Infant Formula
Computers and Work-Remote Technology
Salaries for Essential Nonprofit Personnel
We have been in contact with our local nonprofit fundholders and many current grantees about their potential needs as it relates to this crisis. Many nonprofit organizations are concerned about continued or increased program delivery, as well as their internal operations. Please be assured that we are exploring options on how we can best respond and will share information as it becomes available.
EMERGENCY AID FOR NONPROFITS
FLORIDA NONPROFIT ALLIANCE
CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY
Helpful Community Resources
Children’s Services Council has compiled an ongoing list of local resources that Palm Beach County families may find helpful in these uncertain times.
The best thing we can do is be informed and prepared.
Florida Department of Health
SBA DISASTER LOAN ASSISTANCE
FLORIDA DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM
FREE VIRTUAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
BILINGUAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HOTLINE
Stand Up & Be Counted in the 2020 Census
Let's make sure Florida counts! The 2020 Census is happening now and you can respond from the comfort of your home, online.
COVID-19 Response Fund
Nearly $14M in grant requests. Nearly $2M raised. Please donate. The COVID-19 Response Fund will strategically address the immediate and mid to long-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents.
Martin County COVID-19 Grant
Funders in Martin County have joined together to establish a coordinated COVID-19 Relief and Recovery application process. This funding process will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Martin County whose staff, services and clients have been impacted by a disaster.
INTERACTIVE MAP OF COVID-19 RESPONSE & RECOVERY FUNDS
PALM BEACH COUNTY COVID-19 BRIEFING
Our Office and Staff
The health and safety of our employees is a top priority. We have activated our remote workforce plan and our staff is available via phone or email.
Health officials recommend social distancing as a course of action to combat the spread of the COVID-19. On this advice, we are taking the following steps in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). These precautions will be in place until further notice.
- All group meetings and events will be held virtually or postponed.
- Scholarship interviews scheduled over the next few weeks will be held via phone conference. The Community Impact Team is reaching out to student applicants, donors and reviewers to relay this information.
- All Community Room reservations are placed on hold to better protect our employees. We will lift this hold once we feel it is appropriate.