Rowan County Community Fund launches COVID-19 response fund
Posted April 2, 2020
April 1, 2020 (Morehead, Ky.) – The Rowan County Community Fund Board of Advisors announced the creation of the Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund to provide critical support to vulnerable populations in Rowan County who are adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. This charitable fund will provide grants to nonprofit organizations in Rowan County with strong experience delivering services related to food, healthcare, childcare, transportation and the elderly.
The Rowan County Community Fund Board of Advisors will work with Morehead Mayor Laura White-Brown and Rowan County Judge Executive Harry Clark to assess our community’s needs and determine the most effective way to provide essential services to members of our community experiencing hardship because of the outbreak and related closures and disruptions.
“The Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund is a great resource during this time because it opens the option for people and organizations that aren’t otherwise covered through state and federal resources,” said Morehead Mayor Laura White-Brown.
“I often use the motto one community, many opportunities. I believe there is no better time or way for Morehead and Rowan County to be united in helping to serve others.”
A local board of advisors is moving quickly to issue the initial round of grants to increase resiliency in disproportionately affected communities in our county. In order to move resources quickly and not further burden organizations at the frontline of this outbreak, the Fund is not seeking applications for the initial round of grants. Rapid-response grants will be distributed on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.
“We all want to do as much as we can, for as many as we can. This emergency fund will assist those in need during this unprecedented time of crisis,” said Ryan Neff, Rowan County Community Fund Board Chair. “Please consider making a donation, of any size, to helping those in greatest need.”
To make an online donation to the Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund, visit bgcf.givingfuel.com/rowan-covid19. To donate by check, make checks payable to Blue Grass Community Foundation and indicate that your gift should be directed to the Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund.
Mail checks to:
Blue Grass Community Foundation
Attn: Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund
499 E. High Street #112
Lexington, KY 40507
About the Rowan County Community Fund:
The Rowan County Community Fund is an affiliate fund of Blue Grass Community Foundation, established by local citizens to create a more generous, vibrant and engaged Rowan County. This permanently endowed fund provides support for civic projects and charitable endeavors for generations to come. For more information about the Rowan County Community Fund, visit www.bgcf.org/rowancounty. For more information about the Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund, contact [email protected].
Rowan County Community Fund Board of Advisors:
- RYAN NEFF, CHAIR
- ASHLEY ADKINS
- ARON CAUDILL
- BRENDA CHERRY
- TOM CHEAHAN
- BETTY CUTTS
- TOM LEWIS
- SAUNDRA NEWTON
- VERONICA NORWOOD
- WES HOLLAND, EMERITUS
- DAN MARKWELL, EMIRITUS