Dear Friends of the Community Foundation,
Our mission is to connect people who care with the needs that matter to our community, and this has never been more important. In uncertain times, we often hear from people who are searching for ways to make a difference. As a community foundation, we also hear from local nonprofits who are experiencing changes in their programming and fundraising abilities. The board and staff are prepared to continue providing services, even as we shift to remote work during these times.
An Update For Community Members
The SCCF Board of Directors has designated $100,000 to activate the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund. This non-permanent fund will be used to mobilize grant dollars for community organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The board approved an initial grant of $50,000 from this fund to Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, as Cameron has taken the lead in addressing the immediate health challenges in Steuben County posed by this crisis.
We are so pleased to share that since announcing this fund last Thursday, SCCF has received an additional $75,000 in donations to the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund from generous community donors. If you wish to support this fund, you can make a donation on our website
and type "Steuben County Disaster Response Fund" in the box. You may also mail a check to the SCCF office.
SCCF is regularly reassessing the current situation and listening to our community organizations. Our board will allocate future grants to Steuben County nonprofits as they address the changing needs in our community.