Steuben County United Way Helps Businesses Affected by Covid-19
Earlier this year when COVID hit, we created a United Way Disaster Relief Fund in partnership with the Steuben County Community Foundation. As of the end of August, we've given away $134,940 to local organizations to help support nonprofits affected by COVID.
A committee with members from both organizations will review all applications and make joint recommendations for funding projects that alleviate the impact of the coronavirus on local residents.
Steuben County Receives $200,000 Grant for COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits
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.
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