COVID-19 Community Emergency Relief Fund

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A coalition of community partners have joined together to create a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund that will
rapidly deploy flexible resources to community-based organizations working directly with community members
affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula region.

Hosted by the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, the Peninsula Community COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) will provide flexible resources to organizations working across our Key and Gig Harbor peninsula communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus outbreak and the resulting economic consequences. 100% of all donations will go directly to relief efforts in our communityCERF is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand our community’s ability to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

In the near term, we expect the first phase of these rapid-response grants to help address:

  • The economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the coronavirus outbreak
  • Immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by closures and cancellations related to COVID-19 
  • Increased demand for medical information and support
  • Fear and confusion about the outbreak among our community’s most vulnerable residents 

The Foundation will administer grants in partnership with the Relief Fund Coalition, formed of community leaders, business partners, local agencies and nonprofits. Together we will work with our community to proactively identify areas of greatest need, solicit guidance on potential recipients from community advisors, and make awards.

So that we can quickly move resources and not further burden organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic, there is a simplified needs. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases. The Fund expects to make an initial round of grants within the next few weeks.

To learn more, please check the FAQ page, which we hope will answer many common questions.


Ways to Donate to the Community Emergency Relief Fund

TEXT 'GHKPRELIEF' to 44321

DONATE BY CHECK: 7191 Wagner Way, Suite 102, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 

 

                                                                                 


Fund Partners

In times of crisis, coordination is vital to getting critical resources to those in our community most impacted. We are indebted to the philanthropic leadership of our community in working quickly and collectively to support those in greatest need during this time. 

Thank you to our partners who have come together from philanthropy, government, and business to support our community through the COVID-19 Response Fund.


CERF Fund Contact Information

General questions and inquiries about the emergency relief fund: covid19@gigharborfoundation.org

For interested donors and partners: 
Ariel Gustanski, GGHF Director of Marketing and Business Development
agustanski@gigharborfountaion.org 
253.514.6338, ext. 105

For media inquiries, please contact:
Judson Morris, GGHF President
253.820.3858

OR

Dr. Julie Ann Gustanski, GGHF President Emeritus and CEO
jgustanski@gigharborfoundation.org
253.223.8003 or 253.514.6338, ext. 102


To make a donation by check or other assets:
Toni Gillespie, Office Administrator
tgillespie@gigharborfoundation.org
253.514.6338, ext. 101

2019 ONE Community Appeal

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Since 2006, the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation (formerly PenMet Foundation) has existed to help make our greater peninsula community a healthy, vibrant and compassionate place to live. We do this by raising funds, advocating for, and providing support to a variety of community projects, programs, and organizations that support you—our neighbors and families—in dozens of different ways.

Over the past eight years the Foundation’s all-volunteer Board of Directors, Core Area Boards, and project leaders have committed over 17,000 hours of service leading to some $4M in assets for an array of community projects and initiatives that have positively impacted our community. In 2014, across the organization, volunteers contributed about 4,700 hours of professional service with an economic value of $224,400 to our community.

We bring people and neighborhoods together from across our Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas to work as ONE toward common goals that improve the quality of life across our greater peninsula community. Over the past year, your community’s foundation made substantial strides to deepen this commitment in several important ways, including those below: Click the caption or arrows to the right to learn more!

I support our ONE Community!

Sponsorship Program

GGHF SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

 

PLATINUM - 15,0000 

  

DIAMOND - 10,0000

  

GOLD - 5,000

SILVER - 2,500

 

BRONZE - 1,0000

 

PEWTER - 500

 

GGHF SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

TGG

The fun-filled evening features a complete farm-to-table dinner, replete with beverages, music and fun in support of early  childhood education in our community.

IMPACT: Enhancement of early learning programs and tuition assistance to families in need. Reach: 200,500

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

      

$2,500

      

$1,500

      

$1,000

      

$500

      

$350

      

$250

 

ciderswig

Cider Swig is among the largest family-friendly cider-centric events in the state. Cider lovers and the cider-curious alike travel from near and far to enjoy sipping, music, food and fun.

IMPACT: Proceeds support environmental education, conservation and watershed health. Reach: 8,500,000

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

      

$2,500

      

$1,500

      

$1,000

      

$500

 

sod

Since 2012, the Students of Distinction program has honored the achievements of our community's finest high school seniors. Students are selected through a rigorous review process. Community award banquet is held annually in May each year.

IMPACT: Higher education; social and economic returns that strengthen our communities. Reach: 995,000

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

      

$5,000

      

$2,500

      

$1,500

      

$750

      

$500

 

mad

Make A Difference Day is the nation's largest day of community service - a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Each year we unite with our community in a common mission to aid area families and children in need. Groups served include those as area Food Banks, Food Backpacks 4 Kids, Basket Brigade, Children's Home Society and KP Veterans.

IMPACT: Meeting basic needs of people in our community (e.g. hunger relief, clothing, health, etc). Reach: 3,600,000

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

      

$1,000

      

$500

      

$250

 

ost

Since 1992, the Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour has provided a self-paced/guided tour to promote the awareness of local arts and the artists.

IMPACT: Free educational experience and unique opportunity to meet local artists in their creative spaces. Reach: 227,500

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

      

$1,000

      

$500

      

$250

 

 

myxer

Annually, this late summer anniversary gala brings the community together to celebrate works of building, bridging and enriching with cocktails, local delicacies, dancing and more!

IMPACT: Support for the Foundation's many programs, initiatives and funds that help sustain our community. Reach: 8,300,000

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

      

$5,000

      

$2,500

      

$1,500

      

$750

      

$500

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