COVID-19 RECOVERY FUND

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Gunnison Valley COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Philanthropy has an important role to play in helping our community recover and we know that, among others, the nonprofit sector will be greatly affected. 

We are working closely with compassionate individuals, the Emergency Management team, nonprofits and government agencies to connect resources with needs. We’re striving to remain nimble and flexible as needs change.

Find a list of frequently asked questions here.

COVID Applications Funded April 3, 2020 - $25,590

Gunnison County Health & Human Services: $7,500 for 15,000 face masks to meet safety and protection needs for front-line medical staff and volunteers

Six Points Evaluation and Training: $5,000 to meet the need for increased services for Six Points clients during the Coronavirus pandemic when group support and social interaction in the community are not available 

Gunnison Valley Mentors: $4,000 to provide remote mental health services for at-risk youth while isolated at home 

Mountain Roots Food Project: $2,840 to provide meals for the parents of school children who are receiving food on weekends

Project Hope of Gunnison Valley: $2,250 to provide support in the form of emergency shelter, food and rent/utility assistance to victims of domestic violence at a time when rates of violence are increasing significantly

KBUT Community Radio: $2,000 to provide on-air question-and-answer sessions with public health personnel

Gunnison Country Food Pantry: $1,000 to provide food for urgently needed relief in Somerset, CO

Lighthouse Pregnancy Center: $1,000 to purchase diapers, formula, and other needed supplies for low-income pregnant women and their newborns

COVID Applications Funded April 17, 2020 - $41,670

Crested Butte State of Mind: $5,000 to provide teletherapy to help address the rising demand for mental health services

Gunnison Country Food Pantry: $2,000 to continue meeting the growing need to help feed hungry families countywide

Gunnison County Department of Health & Human Services: $16,000 to assist local individuals and families with rent, utilities, and other basic needs (This award was made possible through partnerships with the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority and the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation)

Gunnison Watershed School District: $4,000 to continue providing daily breakfast and lunch to local school children.

Hispanic Affairs Project: $8,000 for rent, utilities or other basic needs of Gunnison County immigrants who have lost their jobs and do not have access to unemployment or federal stimulus monies (This award was made possible in partnership with the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority and the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation)

Marble Charter School: $1,000 to provide food for 14 families in need of assistance

Mountain Roots Food Project: $5,670 to serve 380 meals to 95 families unable to make ends meet because of the COVID crisis.

COVID Applications Funded May 1, 2020 - $16,700

Gunnison Valley Health: $6,700 to connect isolated Senior Care Center residents with loved ones via iPads and to increase community access to the Hospital’s Peer Support Specialists for folks struggling with mental health, psychological trauma or substance abuse

Center for Mental Health: $5,000 to provide counseling for people who have lost their jobs or don’t have access through health insurance

Gunnison County Substance Abuse Prevention Project (GCSAPP): $5,000 for a peer-developed program to offer young people who request it access to two free, confidential wellness sessions with a mental health provider

COVID Applications Funded May 15, 2020 - $25,000

Gunnison County Department of Health & Human Services: $15,000 to assist local individuals and families with rent, utilities, and other basic needs. (This award was made possible through a partnership with the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority)

Hispanic Affairs Project: $10,000 in rental assistance for Gunnison County immigrants who have lost their income due to coronavirus who do not have access to unemployment or federal stimulus money. (This award was made possible through a partnership with the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority)

COVID Applications Funded May 29, 2020 - $26,676

Gunnison Arts Center: $5,000 to work with the Center for Mental Health to develop and administer a collection of art classes and activities that will help participants understand their emotions and learn new tools and techniques for coping and moving forward.

Gunnison Country Food Pantry: $2,400 to provide seven kid-friendly suppers each week to 50 families in extreme poverty. This effort compliments breakfast and lunches already provided by the school district.

Gunnison Valley Health: $9,276 for two programs:
–  $6,000 to provide mental health resources to Senior Care Center residents who have been isolated in their rooms since March
–  $3,276 to provide 39 meals to 21 of our community’s lowest-income senior citizens in partnership with the City of Gunnison Senior Center

Mountain Roots Food Project: $10,000 to provide food to those in need through pop-up markets in high-need neighborhoods and home delivery of fresh food boxes.

COVID Applications Funded June 12, 2020 - $18,750

Crystal River Valley Nonprofit Food Co-op: $3,000 to expand Marble Charter School’s food program for kids in need to those children’s families, making fresh, local produce and nutritious meals available.

Gunnison Country Food Pantry: $3,500 for the newly-formed Emergency Food Network (comprised of eight local organizations working on hunger relief) to advertise details of food opportunities up and down Valley for anyone in need of food assistance.

Gunnison County Department of Health & Human Services: $10,000 to assist local individuals and families with rent, utilities, and other basic needs (This award was made possible through partnerships with the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation)

Project Hope of Gunnison Valley: $2,250 to provide rental and utility assistance as well as shelter and transitional housing expenses for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

COVID-19 Recovery Fund Donors

As of July 27, 2020, the following generous individuals and organizations
have donated to the Gunnison Valley COVID-19 Recovery Fund:

Anonymous (2)
Adventure Wellness
Loren Ahonen
Margaret Alcock and Steven Voet
Mary and Richard Allen
AJ Alt, Sr.
Sandy Anderson O’Banion
Monica Ariowitsch
Shella Barclay
Susan and Norman Bardeen
Jim Barron
Carol and Bill Bennett
Phil Berggren
Sue and Fred Berry
Joan Binkow
Steve Bolton and Bob Valentine
Debbie and Larry Brannian
Donna and Dick Bratton
Jane Brennan
Deborah and Russell Brown
Linda Fay Brown
Tina Brudzinski
Emily and John Bruno
Kara Buckley and Karl Zachar
Buell Foundation
Mary and Steve Bunt
Ashley and Kendall Burgemeister
Lenni and Bill Burke
Judy and Al Carnes
Penny and Joe Carrithers
Monica Carter
Mary Anne and Nick Chirekos 
Susan Christenson
Pamela Christian
Loretta and Jeffrey Clarke
Terry and Dave Clayton
Colorado COVID Relief Fund
Colorado Real Soap Company
Ronda Connaway
Susie and Reggie Coon
Colleen McShane Cope
Alicia and Greg Corliss
Kathleen Cortner
Betty and Scott Cox
Judy and Allen Cox
Crested Butte Rotary Foundation
Lynn Cudlip and Mark Daily
Kathleen Curry and Greg Peterson
Peter and Cathy Carpenter Dea
Barbara and Arlo DeKraai
Shelly Deshotels
Laura and Terry Detlefsen
Rachel Dickson
Lauren and Garrett Dimon
Susan and Paul Doak
Joel Dobbs
Sandy and Roger Dorf
Erin and Noel Durant
Cathie and Curtis Elliott
Sandra Estess
Maryo Ewell and George Sibley
Katie and Steve Felice
Donna and Scott Fishman
Kathleen L. Fogo
Barbara Frase
Brenda and Boe Freeburn
Maggie and Paul Freeburn
Christe and Tim Fretthold
Rosalyn Garvey
Nancy and Peter Gauss
Laurilane Gery
Ann Gibson
Karen and Doug Gorman
Laurie and Michael Gottlieb
Beverly and Balie Griffith
Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority
Diane and Daniel Haberman
Noelle and Richard Hagan
Sarah Hagel
Joan Ham
The Hausdoerffer Family
Anne Brazeau Hausler
Don Haver
Lucy Hecker
Jill Higgins
Christine Holbrook
Fred Holbrook
Paul Holden
Julia Hornaday
Roanne and Jonathan Houck
Lezlie and David Hudiburg
Val and Jeffrey Jaquith
Karen Jensen
Bonnie Jean Johnson
Sally Johnson and Doug Bradbury
Jay Jones
Katz Amsterdam Charitable Fund
Bettye and Gary Keiser
Pam and Rich King
Barbara Klingman
Arlene and Jerry Kowal
Lauren and Tim Kugler
Mary Jo Laird
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Ann Landwehr
Cathy and Jeff Lewis
Emma Lohr
Kathy and Jim MacAllister
Mallika Magner
Heidi Magnus
Heather and CJ Malcolm
Lawrence Malcolm
Beth Marcue
Stacey L. Mark
Melody and Kenny Marks
Marilyn and Thomas Marshall
Todd Marshall
Caroline McLean and Franklin Stern
Judy and Bob McNamara
Berit Mellgren-Deer
Rita M. Merrigan
John Messner
Katherine Meyer
Garland Middleton
Sherry and Kendall Mikesell
Kelli and Christopher Mize
Pam and Pat Montgomery
Angela Moore and Bill Miller
The Moore Family
R. Gideon Morrison
Steven Moss
Brooke and Hayden Moran and Paul Tame
Courtenay and Tom Murphy
Luisa and Eric Naughton
Julee Nelson
Sue and Scott Noreen
Susan and Mike Padon
Holly and Ken Palmer
Emily and Bob Pannier
BJ and Bill Parker
Jan Parker and Marcel Medved
Sharalee and Boyd Pederson
Perri and Mike Pelletier
Margaret Platt
Blair Pogue
Anthony Poponi
Stephanie Porter
Tom Prather
Carolyn and Bill Reimer
Joanne and Paul Reynolds
Richard Almgren Insurance Agency Inc.
Gail and Kip Richards
Robbie Robinson
Rocky Mountain Health Foundation
Anne and Bill Ronai
Megan Rooney
Marsha and Alan Rose
Nancy Ruehle
Laurel and Tom Runcie
Lynne Rupp and Douglas Brothers
Ruth H. Brown Foundation
Margaret and Jeremy Saunders
Katya and Ben Schloesser
Roselyn and Daniel Schuster
Brenda Seidel
Kathy and Jim Seitz
Daphne and Jay Shipowitz
Mary Lou Skinner and Rocky Kimball
Janet and William Smith
Cindy Smock
Carol and Bud Spector
Anne Steinbeck
Bonnie and Rob Strickland
Molly Susla
Alyssa Swenson
Roy and Heath Talbert
Kelly and Kirt Tattersall
Judi Theis
Lisa Thompson 
Andy Tocke
Rose Tocke
Marilyn and Jeffrey Train
Tredway Family
Kaylonn and Doug Tredway
Martha Violett
Jim Watson
Jessica Welborn
West Elk Marital Arts
Shaunacee Wilkinson
Becky and Joe Williams
Leah and Wynn Williams
Willa and Jordan Williford
Marcia and Charlie Wireman
Karen L. Young
Dana and Andris Zobs

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