Foundation COVID-19 Statement

June 10, 2020

Buhl Regional Health Foundation has worked quickly to establish a way to help our local community with basic hardships resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic. We have developed a COVID-19 Emergency Funding Process for our local non-profit agencies. We have given out $78,000 to local non-profit organizations to help meet the needs of our community. As the COVID-19 virus continue to evolve, one of Buhl Regional Health Foundation’s greatest concerns will be the health, and wellness and safety of our community. As a result, we are cancelling any of the Foundation’s upcoming in-person Community Action Team Meetings and will reschedule for a future date. Our foundation staff will continue to work remotely for the next several weeks and we encourage you to contact us via email or by phone. With this current crisis showing so many emergency needs, the Buhl Regional Health Foundation has made Funding Strategy changes. We have decided to not open the Fall 2020 grant cycle that would have started to accept applications in June of 2020 but rather resume our next grant cycle accepting LOI’s beginning December 14, 2020  for funding Spring 2021. This will allow our Foundation to focus and meet COVID-19 Emergency Needs over the next several months.

We understand that COVID-19 may have interfered with the current grants regarding scheduled activities and timelines. As necessary, we encourage you to make the required changes to postpone activities and plans if any element of your current grant has been impacted by the virus by shutting down your ability to provide the services intended. Please reach out to either Jennifer Barborak, Executive Director or Kimberly Duncan, Grants Program Manager to discuss any changes or concerns you have regarding your grant. We also will be very flexible with interim and final reporting for those programs being affected during this COVID-19 outbreak.



Jennifer Barborak, Executive Director

Kimberly Duncan, Grants Program Manager

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