Central City Concern is very grateful to the Oregon Community Foundation for supporting our COVID-19 response efforts in multiple ways. In March, CCC received a grant of $41,500 from Oregon Community Foundation’s COVID Response Fund. Since then, we’ve received a total of $225,700 from 14 Donor Advised Funds, including the Paul and Sally McCracken Fund, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation and the Oshiro Family Fund. We also received very generous grants from two donor advised funds at OCF that gave anonymously.
All of this funding has been deployed to meet critical needs in response to the COVID pandemic, helping to offset increased costs associated with screening, personal protective equipment, enhanced cleaning and disinfection services, and protection of vulnerable residents in CCC housing. These funds also help CCC respond to emerging needs, such as delivering food and technology for clients who need to self-quarantine, and providing rent assistance for clients experiencing a loss of income due to COVID-19.
Thank you, Oregon Community Foundation, for your continued support of CCC and our most vulnerable neighbors during these unprecedented times!
“One of our key priorities in the early, proactive stage of our COVID grantmaking was to support access to services offering hygiene and shelter for those most vulnerable to COVID, which includes people experiencing homelessness. Central City Concern has the capacity and expertise to provide critical support to people experiencing homelessness in our community, and could immediately put the funds to work supporting those most disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.”
Eva Miller, Associate Program Officer, and Megan Loeb, Associate Program Officer, Economic Vitality & Health