FRESNO, CALIF. – Fresno Mayor-Elect Jerry Dyer announced the launch of a 30-day fundraising campaign to support the nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of coronavirus response.
For every dollar contributed to qualifying nonprofit organizations, it will be matched by generous local community and business leaders up to $500,000.
“No one could have expected that COVID-19 would hit the City and County of Fresno so hard and push these organizations to their limit,” Dyer said. “That’s why we must work together to bring additional resources to the frontlines of this fight and insure we are meeting the dire needs of our community.”
Dyer announced the campaign at the Central California Food Bank and was joined by the following nonprofit leaders:
– Andy Souza, Central California Food Bank
– Matt Dildine, Fresno Rescue Mission
– Zack Darrah, Poverello House
– Nicole DiBuduo Linder, Marjaree Mason Center
Valley Future Foundation will serve as the administrator of GiveHelpNow.
The Foundation has has established a fund to aggregate all contributions received from the public along with the matching funds.
This campaign is being coordinated by Valley Future’s Executive Director of Philanthropy, Terra Brusseau.
“We are very excited to work with so many community partners to deliver much-needed resources to the Fresno County community at-large,” Valley Future Foundation executive director Alex Tavlian. “It’s time for us all to come together to guide this city and county through an unprecedented time, one dollar at a time.”
Nonprofit entities who meet the criteria of providing emergency food, shelter, or services will be eligible for matching funds.
Donors may select a pre-qualified charity or name the charity of their choice.
The campaign concludes May 2. Funds will be distributed to nonprofits in early May.
Those interested may contribute online below: