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COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

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This Tutorial provides a step by step guide for creating a profile in our new grant management platform. If you have questions, please contact Leanna at lmartin@lccf.net.

Applying for a Grant

In collaboration with the United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties we are combining efforts to respond to needs that arise from COVID-19.

Together, the organizations have committed $34,000 to the effort and will provide support to nonprofit and other community organizations engaging in basic needs relief, short-term response, and long-term recovery in LaGrange County that is directly connected to COVID-19.

Priority will be given to organizations providing basic needs services to people who are immediately suffering from the crisis.

The Good Samaritan Fund at the Community Foundation will be used to support the community response to COVID-19. Donations made to the Good Samaritan Fund will support the COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants, ensuring local nonprofits have the ability to provide critical services.

Grant Priorities

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants are on a rolling basis, giving priority to the following needs:

  • The elderly and other high-risk populations
  • Low income residents experiencing short term financial crisis due to loss of work/missed work (laid off, quarantined, unable to work due to lack of child care, etc.)
  • Residents who are food insecure
  • Supplies to support emergency response
  • Residents who have no medical insurance or are under-insured
  • Healthcare and emergency response workers in need of protective gear and equipment
  • Physical and emotional well-being of children and youth
  • Heating, water, rent and mortgage assistance

How to Apply

The Foundation has an online grant application process. Please review our grant guidelines to determine if your proposal aligns with them. You will be required to upload a few documents in the online application. We recommend you have them easily available in PDF format:

  • Project/Program Budget, a request cannot exceed $5,000
  • List of organization's current Board of Directors
  • Copy of your organization's 501 (c)(3) determination letter

Applications must be submitted via our online process. COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants are awarded based on the priority needs listed above on a rolling grant application process. Grant seekers are strongly encouraged to contact the Grant Manager to discuss funding needs before applying.

2020 COVID -19 Rapid Response Grants Awarded 

Organization Name Project Name Area of Interest Amount Awarded
LaGrange County Emergency Management Agency  LaGrange County First Responder Personal Protection Grant;  Government $5,000.00
Northeastern Center, Inc. COVID-19 PPE Healthcare $2,500.00
Westview School Corporation Westview Cares - Covid-19 Human Services $5,000.00
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc LaGrange County Farm Wagon Mobile Food Pantry Human Services $5,000.00
Lakeland School Corporation Facilitating communication with all Lakeland students during the COVID-19 pandemic Human Services $5,000.00
Mongo UMC Food Pantry Mongo UMC Food Pantry Human Services $5,000.00
Children First Center Therapeutic Support Services Human Services $3,000.00
Food and Clothes Basket of LaGrange County Feed the hungry during COVID-19 Human Services $5,000.00
The Arc of LaGrange County PPEs -  Gear-up for safety  Human Services $5,000.00
LaGrange County Council on Aging, Inc Save Our Senior Center  Seniors, Elderly $2,000.00
    Total  $42,500.00