This summer, leading outdoor brand The North Face gave the Lander Community Foundation a $12,500 grant towards the LCF COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The North Face consulted with outdoor recreation communities across the country looking for communities who recreate and appreciate the outdoors as well as are making strides to help those impacted by COVID-19. The North Face wants to apply its funding to organizations that are allocating much-needed funds to those directly impacted by this pandemic. Check out The North Face blog to read about their $1 Million commitment to support outdoor communities across the globe.
“We are so grateful that Wyoming’s own Chris Floyd, manager of the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office, thought of Lander and the Lander Community Foundation when he was approached by The North Face,” said LCF Executive Director Mary Greene.
Chris shared, “The North Face reached out to us and asked how they could help communities that are heavily dependent on outdoor recreation during the COVID-19 crisis. With world-class rock climbing, hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, and other outdoor activities in the region, Lander obviously came to mind. The fact that the city also has the Lander Community Foundation with a relief process already in place was also a plus.”
LCF has distributed $42,250 to nine Lander organizations that are assisting individuals and families who have been directly affected by this pandemic.
LCF will continue to provide financial support to Lander organizations responding to the needs of those directly impacted by COVID-19 throughout the coming months. Organizations are encouraged to request funding from the LCF COVID-19 Relief Fund if they need help. Additionally, organizations may receive more than one grant from the Relief Fund.
“To date, LCF has received donations from 104 individuals, foundations, and businesses totaling over $116,000 towards our relief fund. I am in awe every day of the continued support throughout our community, and I’m so grateful to all the people who love Lander, near and far!” comments Greene.
Visit the LCF COVID-19 Relief Fund page to learn more about the fund, inquire about funding for your organization, or to make a donation.