This unique period of time is making me deeply appreciate the true meaning of philanthropy—love of humankind.

It is odd to think of social distancing as a form of philanthropy, but it is indeed the best way we can all express our caring for others. It is heartening to see how communities have stepped up to support those in need, such as making sure families who depend on school lunch programs are still getting access to food.

During this time of uncertainty and isolation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are deeply concerned about how this will impact the most vulnerable in our community. Our community has always been committed to coming together in supporting each other during times of crisis and ensuring those who struggle financially and economically are supported in every way possible. Many of our nonprofit partners have been working on these very issues in ensuring the greatest needs of the community are being met especially in a critical and unpredictable crisis.

If you have questions, please call 810-664-0691 or email: We encourage you to check our website: for updates or follow us on Facebook at: CountyCommunity Foundation/.

In the coming weeks we will be developing a coordinated response to current, emerging, and long-term needs within our community through fundraising, grant-making, and partnerships with our local nonprofits and agencies. We will keep you informed as things develop.

Lapeer County has a long and rich history of caring and coming together to help others in times of need. The Lapeer County Community Foundation is proud to be a part of this tradition.

Stay informed, stay connected – stay well!

—Nancy Boxey, Lapeer County Community Foundation Executive Director