Community Response Fund Set Up For Non-Profits

The United Way of the Columbia Gorge and the Healthy Gorge Initiative have launched the COVID-19 Gorge Community Response Fund to address the immediate needs faced by nonprofit organizations and their clients in Wasco, Hood River, Sherman, Klickitat, and Skamania counties  PacificSource Community Solutions has donated $25,000 and the Columbia Gorge Health Council matched that to start the fund.  Collective Impact Health Specialist Paul Lindberg says the non-profit sector has been impacted in a similar way as for-profit business have been, while dealing with community needs that will continue to need to be dealt with.  Those who would like to donate can do so at  To apply for funding, a simple grant application process to expedite funding to nonprofits providing essential services and experiencing the greatest impact is underway.  Application information is available at

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