Community Response Fund

Spur has opened a fund to receive charitable donations that will be directed toward urgent needs in the community arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The Community Response Fund will distribute grants to local organizations providing important services to those impacted by the virus.

The needs are varied and evolving rapidly. Spur encourages donors to give directly to the nonprofits they love and who are serving on the frontlines of this crisis. If you have more to give or if you are unsure where your dollars are most needed, please contribute to The Community Response Fund. Spur will make sure your generosity has a powerful and strategic impact.

Donations are being accepted now.
 * To contribute by credit card click on the “Donate” button above.

 * Checks should be made payable to "Spur – Community Response Fund" and mailed to PO Box 6184, Ketchum, ID 83340.

 * To make a gift of securities or by wire, please download our gift instructions here.

                                        GIFT INSTRUCTIONS

Donors will be updated about grants made from the fund at least quarterly, or more frequently if there is news and internal capacity to focus on communications. If you would like to receive such correspondence, please provide your email by filling out the contact form at the bottom of the Donor Page of this website.

The criteria for distributing the funds is still being developed. Spur will communicate directly with nonprofit organizations about how that works. While all nonprofits play important roles in our community, there will be a hierarchy of needs that are not being met by other local, state, regional and national programs. Spur anticipates focusing on the gaps and supporting the most acute needs with a focus on both short-term and long-term horizons.

If you have any questions, please call or email Sally Gillespie, Executive Director. (208) 450-2607 or