**COVID-19 Update for grantees**
Spirit Mountain Community Fund response to COVID-19:
The SMCF Board of Trustees and staff are very concerned about the health, well-being and safety of our community partners and neighbors & in light of current events we’re implementing the following best practices to aid our non-profit partners:
- Social distancing: We encourage and support social distancing to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19. Staff and Board members continue to work remotely and stay abreast of partner needs and will continue with our Grantmaking schedule with more time for grantees to prepare.
- Final Reports: We are deferring all Final Reports automatically for 90 days. If you are a grantee with an open-grant with SMCF, you do not need to seek permission for requesting an extension to your Final Report; however, if you have completed your project and are ready to submit your Final Report, we have provided a condensed template on our webpage.
- Existing Projects: We understand many project timelines have been suspended at this time and thus an automatic 90 day extension to grant periods is being extended; you do not need to seek pre-authorization for this purpose.
- Reallocating funds: If you need to reallocate programmatic funds into general operating support due to COVID-19 please email firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate assistance.
We appreciate all you do, stay safe. Hayu Masi.
~ The Spirit Mountain Community Fund Team