The Winneshiek County Community Foundation has established the "Winneshiek County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund." The organization says the unrestricted fund will provide a flexible, responsive funding source to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on Winneshiek County.
The intent of the fund is to be responsive to nonprofits serving Winneshiek County that are providing basic needs services and organizations working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
"The establishment of this fund gives both the Community Foundation and the public an opportunity to support the local nonprofits serving Winneshiek County communities and residents," said Winneshiek County Community Foundation Governing Committee chair Marcia McKelvey.
Grants from the disaster response fund will be administered in collaboration with organizations coordinating pandemic response efforts. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the COVID-19 disaster. This will make it possible to move resources quickly and to adapt to evolving needs in subsequent phases of the crisis recovery efforts.
Gifts can be made to the fund by visiting CFNEIA's website and clicking on the "Give Today" button. Gifts can also be directed to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Checks should be made out to Winneshiek County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund. Online gifts are strongly encouraged to have funds accessible for quick response to needs.
For more information about the Winneshiek County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund, click here or contact CFNEIA at 319-287-9106.