meeting challenges with collaboration, connection & trust
The coronavirus pandemic has been referred to by many as “the great equalizer,” but we know that this does not accurately capture the reality of the situation. While we are all at risk of infection, we are not all equally affected by the virus and the corresponding public health response. The pandemic amplified existing inequities, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable in our communities, including communities of color, older adults and low-income populations. The lasting effects of this virus will be wide and deep and are greatly impacted by the social determinants of health in our communities. Thus, it was and continues to be critical to apply an equity lens to the planning and implementation of short- and long-term response efforts.
Follow the link below to learn more about our community partners and the Frey Foundation response.
Prior to the inescapable disruptions brought by 2020, the Frey Foundation embarked on a journey to better serve community partners with the initiation of two ambitious projects—streamlining the grant management and application process with a new online grant portal and improving on-site community space and technology. Rather than pausing these projects to exclusively navigate the uncertainties of the pandemic, we committed to moving forward knowing that, in the long-term, both resources will serve our partners as they work to address critical community needs.
Watch the video and follow the link below to learn more about both projects.
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