RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved the establishment of a $5 million fund earmarked for aid to Riverside County nonprofits that are struggling to stay afloat following the government's public health shutdowns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
"We have a rental relief program, and we have a program to help small businesses, but nothing for nonprofits,'' said Supervisor Karen Spiegel, who proposed the Riverside County Nonprofit Fund.
"Nonprofits are a part of our community, and they do an awful lot of filling in holes that the government cannot meet,'' she said.
Spiegel had announced her idea for the fund during last week's board meeting, but she did not yet have the proposal ready for consideration. The concept was formalized before the end o