MMF FY2020 Impact Dashboard
The MMF Impact Dashboard for grants covering the time period of November 2019 through April 2021 is now available.
Despite the myriad of challenges brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic in FY20, MMF grant-funded agencies demonstrated resolve and resilience as they navigated the unprecedented service environment. As public health mandates temporarily forced the interruption of traditional service delivery, agency representatives quickly pivoted to develop new and innovative ways to continue meeting the needs of the community. Some identified trends included:
The adoption of virtual platforms to deliver services where possible, and as a result, expanded community reach
Modifications to evaluation activities, which impacted the number of clients assessed, but not the quality of service, as self-reported by clients
The development of deeper relationships between service providers and community members, and thus, greater ability by providers to understand and quickly respond to community needs
Shifts from longer-term, program-based service delivery for targeted groups of clients, to shorter-term basic/critical need supports for a greater number of clients
An outpouring of support and generosity from the region, which mitigated economic losses and helped to buoy agencies when they needed it most
As MMF continues to learn about the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities created by our COVID-19 landscape, we rest assured that our grant-funded agencies and the communities they serve will remain steadfast in increasing stability and improving outcomes within our region. Our hope is that this Dashboard reflects some of their triumphs.