With an initial gift of $500,000 from an anonymous donor, Manatee Community Foundation has established the Manatee County COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support flexible and evolving needs of health and human service organizations. Funds will be awarded to public charities that are adapting and responding to the public health crisis in Manatee County. The fund also provides an opportunity for individuals to make tax-deductible gifts that will support trusted local charitable organizations working in the areas of health and human services. Together with other local partners, Manatee Community Foundation is assessing the developing situation, including its impact on social service organizations and the people they serve. Gifts to this fund will enable the Manatee Community Foundation to respond quickly to emerging needs.