COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

COVID-19 is affecting everyone in our region. At the Telluride Foundation, we will deploy every resource available to assist our community through this difficult time. This COVID-19 Resource page aims to provide a location where you can access or get directed to how to volunteer, donate or access services available to you, your business, and your family.

Click HERE to read the Telluride Foundation’s full response to COVID-19 and scroll down this page to learn more about additional resources available in our community.

DONATE: We hope that those of us who can, will donate to the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help us provide critical services to those most in need. Click HERE for more information.

VOLUNTEER: Many people in our region need assistance. School lunches need to be made and distributed to children; elderly residents who have been told to stay home need assistance buying groceries and getting safely to critical medical appointments. If you would like to volunteer please click HERE.

NON PROFITS: Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Information & Q&A Conference Call: The Telluride Foundation and Bright Futures will be hosting a Zoom conference on Friday, April 3rd from 2-3 p.m. to discuss State Funding Opportunities, Small Business Administration (SBA) and federal stimulus bill programs, Nonprofit Emergency Grants and Bright Futures/Strong Start Childcare Center Resources. Please PRE-REGISTER to attend and feel free to share the registration link with other nonprofits. Once you register, you will be sent an email with a calendar invite and the zoom link.

NON PROFITS: Emergency Grants We understand that many regional non profits are working around the clock to serve our community. If your non profit is experiencing financial hardship due to the situation at hand, you are welcome to apply for an Emergency Grant. Before submitting an application, please read our Emergency GUIDELINES and if you feel you qualify, download and complete the APPLICATION. Also feel free to reach out to April Montgomery if you need assistance or have questions @ april@telluridefoundation.org

NON PROFITS: State of Colorado COVID Relief Fund: Governor Polis has announced the creation of the COVID Relief Fund, which will be providing grants to community-based organizations that have experience and a history of providing people and families with services and support. Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000. If your organization is in need of emergency funding to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in Colorado, please click this link to find out if you are eligible and to apply.

INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES: Good Neighbor Fund (GNF): If you and/or you family are struggling financially during this health crisis, we urge you to ask us for help by applying for support through our GNF which can provide financial assistance to help pay your rent, utility and/or medical bills. Please read the GNF CRITERIA and use this APPLICATION to apply. Send completed applications and required documentation to  GNF@tchnetwork.org or call (970) 708-7096. Residents of Ouray County should use this same Good Neighbor Fund application.

INDIVIDUOS Y FAMILIAS: Good Neighbor Fund (GNF): si usted y/o su familia tiene dificultades financieras durante esta crisis de salud, le aconsejamos que nos pida ayuda solicitando apoyo a través de nuestro GNF que puede proporcionar asistencia financiera para ayudarle a pagar su alquiler, servicios públicos, facturas médicas, etc. Lea los CRITERIOS de GNF y use esta APLICACIÓN para presentar su solicitud. Envíe las solicitudes completas y la documentación requerida a GNF@tchnetwork.org o llame al (970) 708-7096.

FAMILIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN: Bright Futures for Early Childhood & Families Children has gathered a solid list of resources for regional families. From finding out about lunch programs being offered during school closures to info on regional food banks and social services, visit their WEBSITE for up to date information on the resources available across the region.

FOR BUSINESS OWNERS: We understand that the current economic environment is posing major challenges for small business owners. In an effort to make sure we are being proactive in recovering from the effects of CO-VID19, we would like to invite you to the San Miguel County Business Recovery Information Call, March 27th from 12-1 PM MST. On this call we will discuss resources available to small businesses. This is an ongoing weekly call. If you missed our first call on March 20th, please access the recording of the call on our Google Drive folder:  The event is limited to 300 participants. Due to the overwhelming response we urge you to pre-register so your participation is confirmed. We have also created a Facebook Group where we will keep you updated on upcoming meetings and small business resources. If you have any questions, contact Bonnie Watson at bonnie.watson.colorado@gmail.com.