As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to put forth new information regarding COVID-19, Governor Wolf continues to encourage Pennsylvanians to be mindful of the amount of care and vigilance that is required to lessen the impact of this virus.
As the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation staff continues to work remotely to maintain as much of a normal workday as possible, we are very thankful to all of the organizations that followed our request regarding the April 1, 2020 grant proposal submission cycle. We received 95% of the submissions via e-mail thus keeping our staff safe and limiting our time in the office. Your understanding, patience and cooperation has overwhelmed us beyond words.
Since Governor Wolf has extended the stay-at-home quarantine, our work still continues remotely. We have begun accepting grant proposal submissions for our August 1, 2020 deadline. We still encourage phone meeting requests, questions and/or grant submissions to be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also continue to ask that you please do not send any grant submissions with a signature requirement via FedEx, UPS and/or USPS as no one will be available to sign for the package.
While we understand that essential businesses are struggling especially in regards to salaries, we cannot accept proposals asking for such help. We are referring organizations that are in need of help to The Pittsburgh Foundation, specifically the Emergency Action Fund that has been set up. You can find the Emergency Action Fund Guidelines by clicking this link: EMERGENCY ACTION FUND GUIDELINES
Please continue to take all the necessary actions to ensure not only your health and safety but for all those around you especially the elderly, women who are pregnant, babies and those with high risk to exposure (e.g. cancer patients, those with autoimmune diseases, those with heart conditions). Please follow the advice of our state and local officials. Use "social distancing" by avoiding shaking hands, not standing in close proximity to individuals, not participating or hold gatherings in large groups and minimize your exposure by temporarily avoiding social gathers. And as explained by the CDC and other health experts good hygiene practices are a must. Carry hand sanitizer with you and wash your hands very well (sing "Happy Birthday" to yourself twice while using hot water and soap) when you get home.
On behalf of the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation Board of Directors, stay safe and healthy,