WINDHAM —  The Windham Endowment for Community Advancement has created the COVID-19 Response Fund to address immediate and longer-term needs in Windham arising from the global pandemic. The fund will serve as a community resource during this unprecedented time.

The fund will support organizations and projects within the town that have been impacted by or arise from the effects of COVID-19, and will initially prioritize critical front line organizations serving the community. The fund is designed to complement the efforts of front line organizations and expand local capacity to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the outbreak and recovery.

Even as stay-at-home directives ease and activities resume, the effects of COVID-19 will continue. As the crisis unfolds, we will re-assess funding priorities to potentially include nonprofits whose resources are strained because of COVID-19 and other yet unidentified community needs related to longer-term impacts of social distancing and the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

The Windham Endowment encourages donors to support local organizations directly and to consider a donation to the COVID-19 Response Fund to have a wider impact. Information and ways to donate are at windhamendowment.org.

The Windham Endowment for Community Advancement is a 100% volunteer nonprofit community foundation created in 2006 with a focus on educational, cultural, recreational and environmental initiatives within the town. Since inception, the Windham Endowment has distributed over $335,000 to the community. Support for COVID-19 relief began in April with disbursements of $250 to Shepherd’s Pantry and $250 in gift cards to Helping Hands purchased from Windham restaurants.

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