Community Foundation for Livingston County providing immediate grants during pandemic

The Community Foundation for Livingston County is providing seven grants totaling $75,000 to meet targeted emerging community needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

“The Community Foundation for Livingston County board wanted to proactively address the needs in the county,” said Rick Scofield, chairman of the Community Foundation for Livingston County. “We had been hearing from organizations that were concerned about the impact that the pandemic would have on their services.”

“These grants will be for general operating support, so that organizations can do what they need to support their staff, individuals, and families they serve,” said Doris Ostrander, a board member.

Grants were given to the following:

• $15,000 to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston

• $10,000 to LACASA

• $10,000 to Livingston County Catholic Charities

• $10,000 to The Salvation Army of Livingston County

• $10,000 to Work Skills Foundation

Another grant of $10,000 to Livingston County United Way will support United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

“We know that United Way will deploy these resources to help more organizations to meet the basic needs in the county,” said board member Dan Danosky.

Finally, a $10,000 grant to Ann Arbor Spark will help to leverage additional resources for small businesses in Livingston County to help cover immediate fixed expenses and alleviate employee layoff and business viability once the stay in place orders are lifted. Ann Arbor Spark will add the grant to the total recently received from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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