Community Foundation Establishes Emergency Fund to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties has established a Community Emergency Relief Fund to accept and strategically disburse funding to address COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts in Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. 

Members of the community who wish to support aid to those affected by COVID-19 may donate to the Community Emergency Relief Fund atCommunityFoundationLF.org/EmergencyRelief.

The Community Foundation will work closely with area nonprofit organizations to provide grants to agencies to meet both immediate and long-term needs related to the impact of COVID-19 in Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

The Community Foundation will form a Community Emergency Relief Fund Advisory Committee to guide the distribution of any funds raised.The panel will include local experts on emergency response and local services, and will include diverse representation to ensure equitable distribution of the funds to those in need.

In the event that funds raised through the Community Emergency Relief Fund are no longer needed for COVID-19 relief, remaining funds will be reserved for future local disaster relief efforts.

For more information, contact Amy Owen, President, at 703-779-3505, x1 oramy@communityfoundationlf.org.

One thought on “Community Foundation Establishes Emergency Fund to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

  • 2020-03-12 at 12:38 am
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    We already see what’s happening around the world. I would hate to think we are squandering this time to help slow down the rate at which people will get sick. We could have it among us now, but it takes 2-14 days to show symptoms. Here is a petition in case you think we should be proactive and schools should close now: http://chng.it/ykFTKh6NDj

    Flattening the curve means that all the social distancing measures (now being deployed in places like JMU, VCU, VT, UVA, and at least 8 Virginia Universities) aren’t so much about preventing illness but rather slowing down the rate at which people get sick. Let’s do what we can to protect our own community, please sign the petition, share, and send to our representatives.

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