Bold Giving: Community Foundation Of Broward Fundholders Help Fuel A $1 billion Nationwide Response To The Coronavirus

July 20, 2020
Community Foundation of Broward support for food deliveries to isolated seniors, the recently unemployed and others hit hard by the coronavirus crisis is one of many local examples of how philanthropy helps face the pandemic.

We are proud to share that Fundholders at the Community Foundation of Broward are part of a nationwide philanthropy movement that so far has mobilized more than $1 billion to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

The recent findings, provided by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative, show how philanthropists across the country are turning to their local community foundations to help them make a bold impact during this pandemic.

Thanks to our Fundholders, the Community Foundation of Broward has already provided more than $4 million in crucial local support during this crisis. That includes grant flexibility, emergency grants and other support for immediate crisis response as well as investments in long-term strategies to help Broward residents overcome the lingering effects of this crisis.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Community Foundation of Broward has deployed resources to help feed people in need, stabilize families facing homelessness, engage isolated seniors and much more. Visionary Fundholders whose endowed charitable Funds provide nimble resources – able to pivot to Broward’s most pressing needs – are making it possible for us to deliver crucial, immediate support during this crisis. And we are just getting started.

We know the far-reaching effects of this health and economic crisis will be with us for years to come. They require long-term solutions. That’s why we are committed to a long-term crisis response that calls for even greater support for Broward’s Issues That Matter – our community’s 10 biggest challenges, which have grown more daunting due to the pandemic.

As a result, new Community Foundation of Broward grants to tackle the Issues That Matter – support for schools, seniors, struggling families and more – now include a focus on overcoming the lingering effects of the coronavirus. For example, new Dignity In Aging grants approved in June support in-home visits, food deliveries, interactive online activities and other crucial work to break through senior isolation – a problem worsened by the pandemic.

Now more than ever, our community and communities across the country need the power of local philanthropy to help overcome one of our greatest challenges.

Thanks to bold Fundholders who refuse to sit on the sidelines, the Community Foundation of Broward will always be there to shape a brighter future for the place we call home.

Learn More

You can help Broward overcome this time of crisis by creating or adding to a charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward. Contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at nthies@cfbroward.org or 954-761-9503.

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