Community Foundation awards 24 COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants in third round of funding

Thanks to the generosity of Community Foundation donors wanting to support local nonprofits during the pandemic and the Lilly Endowment through the United Way of Monroe County’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, the Foundation was able to open another funding round of COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants this past week. In the third phase, the Foundation awarded .. read more

On May 19th, 2020, posted in: News by

Rapid Response Round III grants open

Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment through the United Way’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and Community Foundation donors that want to support our local nonprofits during the pandemic, we are pleased to share we have funding for a third round of Rapid Response Grants. Grants will immediately support Monroe County nonprofits to carry out their work .. read more

On May 7th, 2020, posted in: News by

11-year-old delivers message of hope through music

11-year old Audrey Clampitt wanted to do something special for the healthcare workers, and all of the people hunkered down during the coronavirus pandemic. “At first, I wanted to do something to tell the healthcare workers that we are thankful, and to the world, to say that we can really do this,” said Audrey. So, .. read more

On May 6th, 2020, posted in: News by

Community Foundation COVID-19 Update

Dear Community Foundation Friends, Like you, we’ve experienced a lot in the last few weeks. Unprecedented impact on our schools, workplaces, families, and daily lives. Yet, even as we exercise social distancing, our community has come together and shown incredible generosity and kindness. Tailors and sewers are producing masks for healthcare workers and residents by the .. read more

On April 11th, 2020, posted in: News by

Community Foundation announces 32 Rapid Response grants have been awarded

In the second phase of Rapid Response Grants, the Foundation awarded 10 grants. A total of 32 COVID-19 Rapid Response grants has been awarded through two rounds of funding.

On April 10th, 2020, posted in: News by

Call out for care: childcare a critical need for essential employees and their families

Over 230 children of essential workers are in urgent need of childcare in Monroe County. These families include parents or guardians working as health care providers, first responders, or pharmacists. They are making essential medical products, providing sanitation services, or stocking shelves at grocery stores. In each instance, these indispensable workers need the community’s support .. read more

On April 7th, 2020, posted in: News by

Community Foundation awards 5 more Rapid Response grants

The Community Foundation has been working with past grantees and nonprofit fund holders to identify ways to repurpose unused dollars to meet emerging needs brought on by COVID-19. Thanks to their generosity, we are proud to share that we were able to award five additional Rapid Response grants to Monroe County nonprofit organizations that applied .. read more

On April 2nd, 2020, posted in: News by

Emergency COVID-19 Relief Grants Announced by Community Funders

Funding to uplift crucial nonprofit services during economic distress associated with the virus The United Way COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund has granted $298,175 to 16 human service organizations providing critical services serving people in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties.  With support from this Fund, these organizations can continue to provide life-changing services to members of our community affected by the pandemic. Priority needs .. read more

On March 31st, 2020, posted in: News by

The CARES Act: Info for Nonprofits

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act includes programs (loans, forgivable loans & grants) for charitable nonprofits. One of the interesting provisions of the CARES Act is that borrowers can receive a $10,000 emergency grant cash advance that can be forgiven if spent on paid leave, maintaining payroll, increased costs due to .. read more

On March 31st, 2020, posted in: News by

Community Foundation awards Rapid Response grants to 17 organizations

The Community Foundation has awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response grants to 17 Monroe County nonprofit organizations. This grant opportunity was established to immediately support Monroe County nonprofits with grants of up to $2,500 through a streamlined 24-hour evaluation process. These funds will be used immediately for supplies, equipment, remote-work technology, staffing, and to enable our local .. read more

On March 31st, 2020, posted in: News by

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