Nonprofits receive #GJStrong Funding through the Community Foundation
On January 20, 2021, the City of Grand Junction allocated $250,000 in funds for Hunger Relief to help Grand Junction nonprofits respond to the sustained increase in demand for food assistance resulting from the extended economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grants were available to Grand Junction nonprofits who provided hunger relief efforts to meet the ongoing demand for these services from people who have reduced income, lost jobs/hours or otherwise been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Grand Junction partnered with Western Colorado Community Foundation to administer the #GJStrong Funds. See below for the list of nonprofit organizations who were awarded funding.
GRANT AWARDS FOR #GJSTRONG FUND (March 2021)
- Center for Independence, Inc.
- Community Food Bank
- Foster Alumni Mentors
- Grand Valley Catholic Outreach
- Hilltop Community Resources, Inc.
- HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, Inc.
- Kids Aid
- Meals on Wheels
- Mutual Aid Partners
- SummitWest Care
- The Salvation Army Grand Junction Corps.
- The Wardrobe at Bookcliff Middle School
The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, promoting charitable funds for community good. The Community Foundation manages over 265 charitable funds totaling over $95 million in assets and awards nearly $5 million in grants and scholarships annually.