Community Foundation Martin - St. Lucie: COVID-19 Response Fund Fund
About This Fund
Hosted by The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie and seeded by generous contributions from the Andrew & Robin Hunt Philanthropic Fund and the Lichtenberger Family Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund will award grants to non-profits that serve the communities’ most vulnerable populations that are stressed by the outbreak.
All contributions will be used to support the current and ongoing needs resulting from the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. A portion of the Fund will be used to provide critical financial assistance to qualified economically disadvantaged individuals and families.
About The Host Organization
The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie was originally established as the Martin County Community Foundation in 1988 by Les Combs, Chris Bentele, and Bud Jordan. Long before community foundations were widely known beyond large metropolitan areas, these visionary financial advisors saw the value in how community foundations can serve donors, charities, and the greater community in perpetuity. They presented this “new way” individuals and families could create lasting legacies, maximize their giving while minimizing taxes, and in the process improve Martin County. The first fund holders were clients of the founders, but before long, other professional advisors were referring their clients who were inspired to give. The first funds were created as scholarships by donors interested in supporting higher education. Over the years, The Community Foundation grew along the Treasure Coast.