Community Foundation Office Closed

March 16, 2020

The Community Foundation's Response to Coronavirus

At The Community Foundation, our top concern is the health and safety of our staff, guests, and our families. To support our employees and do our part to lessen community spreading of coronavirus (COVID-19), The Community Foundation staff will work remotely effective Monday, March 16, 2020. The office will be closed, but staff will respond to community needs via phone and email. Email addresses for staff are available here.

Scheduled meetings will be held virtually or postponed. We will continue to monitor the directives issued by public health officials and resume normal office hours when it is determined to be safe to do so.

  • For our donors: Staff will continue to receive mail, monitor online giving and process donor advised fund grants as often as possible. For convenience, online giving is encouraged.
  • For our grantees: Grant committees will meet virtually to meet deadlines. Please contact us if you have questions about these dates, your application, or reports. Additionally, we are offering access to video conference software for nonprofits at no cost. Please let Brian know if you are interested.
  • Regarding scholarships: Selection committees will continue to make recommendations online. In-person committees will meet virtually. The award process is yet to be determined due to school schedules, but all recipients will still be notified no later than May 31, 2020.

As The Community Foundation, we are committed to the health and safety of Hancock County. We will inform our donors, grantees, and community partners if we expect any business functions to be limited, delayed, or temporarily unavailable. In the meantime, we will do our part to “flatten the curve” in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support. Stay tuned for updates and be well.

Sincerely,

Katherine Kreuchauf, President