Combined granting from Community Emergency Relief Fund and the Community Foundation’s projects and donor advised funds has totaled more than $1.25 million since March, including recent distributions totaling $617,514.
Food security has been the focus of a large portion of CERF granting, with $187,621 distributed to nonprofits and local food producers, including Sunnyside Market, 550 Farms, Banger Farms, Mountain Roots and Tap Root.
In addition to CERF, the foundation granted $593,180 through COVID-response donations from donor advised funds and other COVID-related projects. This year, 75% of the foundation’s donor-advised funds provided grants to nonprofit organizations. The top three sectors that received funding were human services, education and arts and culture.
With impacts of the pandemic expected to continue through winter and beyond, $147,000 in CERF funds are earmarked for spending in first quarter of 2021. To donate , visit www.coloradogives.org/cerf.