Before the pandemic, we understood the importance of general operating support to develop a nimble, adaptive nonprofit ecosystem that can quickly respond to crises. This year, we have all seen just how crucial this truly is.
Given the severe and disproportionate impact of COVID-19, our grantee partners and communities in our region have experienced extraordinary challenges. The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and structural racism have illuminated how inequities across the social determinants of health intersect and harm communities.
However, this is a transformative time for our grantee partners serving the Healthy Communities Foundation region. Collectively, we are in a position to boldly reimagine a health ecosystem, rooted in a values-based, community-centered health equity framework for all residents as we look ahead towards recovery. The urgency our region is experiencing requires investment in organizations with deep community trust and capacity to pursue long-term, structural solutions through an intersectional and health equity lens.
Our response strategy has been multi-faceted, agile, and adaptive, informed by real-time public health data and community insights. Read more about our COVID-19 response.
Yet, we believe we must do more.