Our Fund Foundation’s Resilience Fund Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis; $300,000 Goal Set to Help South Florida’s LGBTQ+ Community
First time in non-profit’s 10-year history to offer 1:1 matching grant
100 percent of monies raised will be distributed to tri-county LGBTQ agencies
Our Fund Foundation announced the launch of the Our Fund Resilience Fund which will provide critical help to LGBTQ+ nonprofits in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties whose operations are severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Our Fund Foundation pledged $150,000, and for the first time in the non-profit’s almost decade-long history, will offer a 1:1 match to galvanize donors to contribute at this critical time. 100 percent of all monies raised will be distributed to LGBTQ+ agencies in South Florida.
“The LGBTQ+ community has overcome devastation brought on by a pandemic in the past, and together we can do it again,” said David Jobin, president and CEO of Our Fund Foundation. “We are committed to supporting agencies advancing LGBTQ+ causes in South Florida through the COVID-19 crisis.”
The Coronavirus pandemic and related economic shutdowns present unprecedented challenges and threaten to overwhelm the capacity of critical LGBTQ+ community nonprofits in South Florida, posing near- and long-term financial hardship.
Our Fund’s Resilience Fund will provide both immediate relief and long-term recovery.
- Immediate Relief: Our Fund’s Resilience Fund will prioritize and deploy resources to support nonprofit agencies that provide community safety nets and have strong experience working with the immediate needs of LGBTQ+ communities made most vulnerable by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Long-term Recovery: Our Fund will also support the financial stability of South Florida nonprofit agencies whose operations and revenue have been severely impacted by COVID-19.
“Our Fund Foundation is privileged to be at the intersection of people who care and causes that matter. We’ve worked very closely with our board of directors to identify our evolving role and respond to our constituents and stakeholders accordingly. We understand that this role carries with it a heightened resonance and urgency at this time,” said Jobin. “Our Fund has formed a plan and will direct resources as the financial realities resulting from the COVID-19 crisis become clearer, so that our investment most effectively supports agencies’ critical concerns and most pressing needs while positioning them to have the greatest impact in the future.”
The Our Fund Resilience Fund will be geared toward supporting general operations and will be activated within two weeks with a simple and low-barrier application process. During the immediate future, Our Fund will proactively issue resources supporting current and previous Our Fund Foundation grant recipients.
For additional information or to make a donation please visit www.our-fund.org/response/