COVID-19 Response Fund

The Fund gives residents and businesses an opportunity to donate to the pass-through fund with 100% of their donations (net credit card fees) supporting the nonprofits helping our most vulnerable populations.

The COVID-19 Response Fund provides support for individuals and organizations that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund allows the Foundation to address the community’s most pressing needs by granting to local organizations who provide basic needs and services to residents of the county.

The Fund gives residents and businesses an opportunity to donate to the pass-through fund with 100% of their donations (net credit card fees) supporting the nonprofits helping our most vulnerable populations.

The COVID-19 relief funding is made possible through a generous grant by United Way of Monroe County, Indiana United Ways, and Lilly Endowment Inc.  

Donate through PayPal below. Specify “COVID-19 Relief” in the Notes section.

Applications Available

Cycle 1 concluded in April, and cycle 2 in May.

The Foundation is also granting relief funds to address the COVID-19 pandemic through shorter cycles to spread funds further and continue to respond to changing needs over the coming weeks. Additional funding is available through a generous grant by United Way of Monroe County, Indiana United Ways, and Lilly Endowment Inc.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to apply for COVID-19 relief via a streamlined process during these periods:

  • June 1 – 15
  • September 1 – 15

Funds in Action

Community Support Grants Cycle 1 concluded in April with two proactive grants awarded for critical needs. We’re pleased to supply funds where they’re most needed.

  • Greene County General Hospital was awarded $10,500. They have a critical need for funding of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – masks, gowns, gloves, etc. Many items are costing five times what they used to, and they need larger quantities. They estimated needing $21,000 for these lifesaving efforts. We’re pleased to partner with United Way of Monroe County, who awarded the other half, so the hospital’s needs are fully funded at this time.
  • Pregnancy Choices was awarded $5,000. Abortion clinics are currently closed, so there’s more need of this organization’s services. However, they had to postpone their annual fundraising event that raises $75,000, or roughly half of their annual budget.

The May grant cycle for COVID-19 relief concluded in May with $45,000 granted to the following organizations: 

  • Glenburn Home, Inc.
  • Bless Bloomfield/Tulip Church of God Community Relief
  • Greene County Health, Inc.
  • Greene County Ambulance Service
  • Generations
  • Leap Ahead Center