Clearwater, FL – Today, Pinellas Community Foundation announced a donation from the Milkey Family Foundation in support of the Foundation’s Fighting Chance Support Fund. Within the City of St. Petersburg The Fighting Chance Support Fund is an emergency grant created to serve St. Pete’s locally owned and independently operated small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 orders. The grants (not loans) are in the form of $5,000 to impacted eligible businesses and $500 to impacted eligible individuals.
“During this unprecedented crisis, the outpouring from those willing and able to help has been unexpected and inspiring,” said Duggan Cooley, CEO, Pinellas Community Foundation. “While many people in our community are challenged by this crisis, donors of many abilities are stepping forward knowing every gift matters. The human spirit is strong and the generosity is wide and the gift from Kevin and Jeanne Milkey will make a significant difference.”
The Milkey Family Foundation was established in 2015 and supports a wide range of charitable causes including but not limited to Human Services, Disaster Relief, Medical Research, Environmental Stewardship, Arts & Culture and Animal Services.
“Here in our hometown, we wanted to do our part to help small businesses in the city that we love so dearly,” said Kevin Milkey. “We fully believe that small independent businesses give the city it’s unique identity and culture. They really are the backbone of the city. We have frequently supported the restaurants and craft breweries and have gotten to know many owners and servers very well. So, we feel strongly about supporting them at their time of need.”
More information on the Fighting Chance Fund, including eligibility requirements and application information, can be found here: stpete.org/fightingchancefund.
To contribute to the Fighting Chance Fund: pinellascf.org/fightingchance/
To learn more about the Milkey Family Foundation: https://www.milkeyfamilyfoundation.org/
Pinellas Community Foundation
Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) was founded in 1969. With over $100 million in charitable assets, PCF seeks effective solutions for Pinellas County’s most challenging social, environmental and educational issues, while supporting the advancement of arts and culture. PCF is the only charitable foundation providing donors with customizable giving opportunities to enhance the quality of life for Pinellas County residents. More than 262 charitable organizations have received $55 million in donor-funded grants to support their community programs. PCF’s mission is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors. For information, call 727-531-0058 or visit www.pinellascf.org.