Steuben County received a $200,000 grant for the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund held at Steuben County Community Foundation (SCCF). This has been made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which Steuben County United Way (SCUW) is a member. The Steuben County Disaster Response Fund is a partnership of SCCF and SCUW. The recent grant brings the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund to a total of $325,000 in available grant dollars that have been raised by our community, SCCF, and SCUW to support COVID-19 relief efforts for Steuben County nonprofits.
SCCF and SCUW have provided dozens of rapid response grants to community organizations in the past two months. This fund is positioned to help nonprofits build back over the course of the next two years.
Nonprofits can find a link to the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund application and grant guidelines at steubenfoundation.org/COVID19. Local nonprofits are encouraged to contact SCCF and SCUW with questions about applying. A committee with members from both organizations will review grant applications and make joint recommendations for funding projects that alleviate the impact of the coronavirus on local residents.
This fund will initially prioritize nonprofits located in Steuben County, and it will expand to include nonprofits serving Steuben County in the beginning of 2021. Grant funds will be utilized to help nonprofits with their current financial needs, while also supporting their work to become adaptable and efficient so they are able to weather future challenges.
This SCCF and SCUW partnership is a collaborative effort made possible by multiple regional funders and many generous donors. Additional gifts can be made to the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund online at steubenfoundation.org or by mailing a check to SCCF at 1701 N. Wayne St, Angola, IN 46703 with a note in the memo.
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