No two emergencies are alike. It’s impossible to predict a roof caving in, a broken heater, a fire, or the effect of a drought followed by flooding. However, one thing that is predictable is that financial resources are always required to repair the damage. Having these resources available quickly is often critical. The Foundation is preparing to help our nonprofit partners when the next emergency occurs. Whether it be a small emergency that affects only one nonprofit or a crisis on a larger scale that requires cooperation between many organizations, we want to be ready to help.
For that reason, we’ve created an Emergency Action Fund available for immediate use.
The Emergency Action Fund assisted in saving the day for a local nonprofit. Enlace Comunitario, an organization working to eliminate domestic violence in the Latino immigrant community, discovered late last year that the roof of its building had caved in. A grant from the Emergency Action Fund (combined with other donations) helped the organization replace the roof almost immediately.
Anyone can contribute any amount to this Fund. Contributing corporations, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and individuals will be recognized as the fund grows, coinciding with grants awarded so that a historical reference can be maintained.
For more information or to make a donation to the Emergency Action Fund, please contact the Foundation at 505.883.6240.