Immediately after the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Taos Community Foundation created an Emergency Action Fund. The Fund for Taos was formed as a result of COVID, and it will continue to exist after the virus has died.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a state of emergency in Taos, New Mexico, after an extreme storm in December. By 8:00 p.m. that evening, phone calls from non-profit groups requesting grant aid had begun to pour in. A gift had previously been made prior to the Taos Community Foundation's direct appeal to the community.
Within 30 days following the disaster, approximately $50,000 had been distributed to non-profit organizations in the area. Because The Fund for Taos had been formed, the town would have a safety net in place if and when the next disaster struck. Read the Entire Article
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