The PACF is actively partnering with its donors and other area funders to address the critical needs of local citizens impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing funding to a wide variety of area nonprofits that are delivering essential services in the region.

To date, the PACF has awarded more than $390,000 in COVID-19 emergency funds to help area agencies continue their critical work.

* Awarded with support from the Sisters Health Foundation.

The PACF also issued special challenges to several organizations that participated in its Give Local MOV campaign. A $1,000 1:1 matching “Hunger Challenge” was offered to the Salvation Army, Old Man Rivers, and Wood County Senior Citizens Association, and a “Health Challenge” was offered to Minnie Hamilton Health Services and Westbrook. These organizations were challenged to raise an additional $1,000 through Give Local; those who met the challenge received the $1,000 match. All organizations met the challenge!

In addition to the grants listed above, an additional $41,272 was awarded through PACF’s Donor Advised Funds to support a variety of projects including the provision of books to children in the area to promote reading.

Funding to support these programs is made possible by generous donations from individuals and businesses to the PACF’s Hunger Fund (addresses food insecurity for local people) and Safety Net Fund (supports basic and emergency needs). These two response funds concentrate on relief efforts in the Foundation’s 11-county service area. Donations to support the PACF’s Hunger Fund and Safety Net Fund are tax-deductible. To donate, visit