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