United Way of Marquette County has collaborated with the Community Foundation of Marquette County to establish the COVID-19 Community Response fund for people to donate to help meet immediate needs in the community related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will support the nonprofits who are serving vulnerable populations during this time.
The Community Foundation has also joined together with local foundations and funders to prepare for an extended response to address the near and long-term implications the COVID-19 pandemic will have on area nonprofits and small businesses. Details on these efforts will be forthcoming.
Administered by the Community Foundation of Marquette County, the COVID-19 Community Response Fund for Marquette County will provide flexible resources to organizations in our area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic impact of this outbreak.
During this time of uncertainty and isolation with the coronavirus, we are deeply concerned about how this will impact the most vulnerable in our community. Marquette County has always been committed to coming together in supporting each other during times of crisis and ensuring those who struggle financially and economically are supported in every way possible.
Many of our nonprofit partners have been working on these very issues to ensure the greatest needs of the community are being met especially in a critical and unpredictable crisis. Please consider supporting this fund. Grants will be distributed to Marquette County nonprofits and will:
- Assist with immediate and anticipated direct service needs/gaps
- Maintain or expand critical internal operations and infrastructure and
- Support costs associated with additional volunteer capacity as needed in this time of crisis.
Thank you for your support, strength, generosity, and resiliency in these unprecedented times. Stay informed, healthy, and safe.
-Gail Anthony, President/CEO