A very different sort of summer is upon us. At a glance, much of what we love about this season in Park City—bike trails, aspens and wildflowers, balmy seventy-something days and bug-free evenings—remains abundant.

However, COVID-19 has caused a strain on our community and has created an unprecedented challenge for our nonprofit groups, arts and culture organizations, and entities that protect our environment and connect our community.

The shelving of popular fundraising gatherings, such as Running with Ed, means our nonprofits are facing a bleak year—and need our help now more than ever.

In the absence of under-the-stars events, we can still show up and contribute to the causes that matter the most to each of us. Simply put, this can’t wait until next year.

Need is overwhelming right now. 13% of nonprofits have suspended all or most of their operations, and 37% say they can sustain their organizations for three to five more months before making drastic cuts.

To help streamline your consideration and contribution process, Park City Community Foundation has compiled the Park City Giving Guide, your source for finding vetted, established and effective nonprofits working to meet critical community needs.

Please explore the guide and think about how you can assist the causes closest to your heart. And bear in mind that in the current situation, some organizations that historically raised money during fall campaigns may not stay afloat until fall 2020—they need contributions now, in some cases to maintain basic operations through a summer devoid of regular income from camps, classes and programs.

Park City Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund has focused on residents’ most urgent food, housing and health needs since the pandemic arrived. That work continues, but as we collectively move into a new phase of “normal” in 2020, let’s work together to ensure that all the nonprofits can stabilize and be with us into the future.

Park City Giving Guide: parkcitycf.org/giving-guide
Call to receive a Park City Giving Guide in the mail: 435.731.4250