Economic Response Initiative
When the Community Foundation celebrated 20 years of philanthropic leadership in 2009, rather than holding an Anniversary Gala we established the Economic Response Initiative (ERI) to support local nonprofits addressing the critical needs of hunger, housing, safety, unemployment, healthcare and emergency financial assistance in Jackson Hole. By the end of 2011, over $520,000 had been raised to mitigate the devastating effects of the economic crisis, and Jackson organizations had received $431,060. The Community Foundation is committed to continuing to provide emergency funding to nonprofits whenever unforeseen situations arise and funding is needed immediately.
Click for a list and descriptions of ERI Grants funded by the Community Foundation.