Now Accepting Applications to North County Business Relief Campaign

The North County COVID-19 Business Relief Campaign put together by Fulcrum Community Resources and Manzanita Visitor’s Center has been operating since April. We have received a healthy response from small businesses and people who are self-employed in Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler applying for help. We have been extremely blessed with many generous donations throughout this campaign, which has allowed us to distribute multiple rounds of checks totaling over $90,000 to applicants in our three villages. The Business Relief Committee extends a heartfelt thanks to all of our donors to this point.

After the success of the recent Riverbend Players virtual holiday fundraiser, we are once again in the position to offer some financial assistance. We are now accepting applications from all small businesses and self-employed individuals in Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler. If you have applied in the past, please submit a new application.

The application is short and easy to complete and is available in both English and Spanish.

A committee consisting of Fulcrum Community Resources board members and other locals will distribute the funds as equitably as possible among the businesses who apply for relief.

As the pandemic continues, the need continues to outweigh available funds. If you are in a position to lend a hand, there are two ways you can donate to this effort:

By check: Please make check out to Fulcrum Community Resources with North County Business Relief in the memo line. You can send it to Fulcrum Community Resources, PO Box 136, Nehalem, OR 97131. Or you can go into the Manzanita branch of Columbia Bank and let them know you want to make a deposit to Fulcrum Community Resource’s account.

Online: Please visit the website of the Manzanita Visitors Center at

Fulcrum Community Resources is a 5013c nonprofit so your donations are tax deductible.

Another way you can help businesses is to buy local gift certificates now for use in the future. Check out the website of your favorite places. Or if you need help getting their contact information send an email to Dan Haag at the Manzanita Visitors Center, one of our partners in this endeavor, at

Questions? Please email Barbara McLaughlin at