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COVID-19 Local Response Fund

Your Community Foundation has established a COVID-19 Local Response Fund with an initial charitable contribution of $100,000 from a generous Staunton couple.  As the local impact of the pandemic unfolds, our community’s desire to help has been inspiring.  Contributing to this new fund is one of many ways in which everyone can make a difference.

Tax-deductible contributions to the COVID-19 Local Response Fund may be made online or by check made payable to the Community Foundation (P.O. Box 815, Staunton, VA 24402). Foundation staff are also available to assist with other forms of contributions. Please contact Menieka Garber at or 540-213-2150 for assistance. We pledge to contribute the fee for the administration of this fund.  As a result, 100% of every contribution will benefit local residents. 

The new fund will provide resources directly to charitable organizations supporting the residents of Staunton, Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Highland, and Nelson impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of this pandemic.  Guiding the distribution of resources will be a partnership consisting of the Community Foundation, United Way, Augusta Health, CAPSAW, officials from Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, business leaders, and others. 

Input from the nonprofit sector, churches, fire and rescue, and other organizations on the front line of the local response will play a critical role in identifying and understanding specific issues facing local residents.  Additionally, the partnership will coordinate its effort closely with local officials responsible for the distribution of State and Federal resources.

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