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Sanctuary Foundation grants swift support for nonprofits

By Staff | Mar 25, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation Board accelerated the timing and increased the grant amounts being given to F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and Community Housing and Resources – the primary providers of social services on the islands.

The foundation will provide a total of $85,000 in support to the two nonprofits immediately. The board met with both organizations after hearing about their sudden increase in needs being experienced.

“It became clear that the single most helpful thing we could do to better equip these nonprofits was to provide them with immediate support and offer our reassurance that we are in this together,” President John McCabe said.

While F.I.S.H. and CHR have experience in meeting upticks in local human needs during short-term emergencies like hurricanes and longer-term economic downturns like the water quality crisis, both expressed concern that the potential impact of COVID-19 could eclipse anything experienced before.

“Since our mission is to support nonprofits that positively impact the lives of people in need living and working on our islands, we are committed to do whatever we can to help them, help our neighbors, get through this,” McCabe said.

For more information or to donate through the foundation, call 239-333-3337.