Quincy News

Community Foundation creates emergency response fund

Posted: Mar. 24, 2020 12:01 am

QUINCY -- The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri announced Monday that it created a COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Response Fund to direct resources to regional community-based organizations responding to and affected by the current public health crisis.

Grant requests will be prioritized for nonprofit organizations providing vital basic needs, services and resources to disproportionately impacted individuals, families and vulnerable populations. Requests to support other nonprofit organizations experiencing financial hardship or providing support services to individuals and families will also be accepted.

Grant funds must be used within the Community Foundation's service area, including Adams, Brown, Hancock, and Pike counties in Illinois; and Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Knox, Shelby and Monroe counties in Missouri.

As grant requests are received, they will be summarized on the Community Foundation's website to provide the community and donors seeking guidance with up-to-date information on the evolving needs of our nonprofit community.

Tax-deductible donations to the fund to support grants can be made to the Community Foundation online or by mail, 4531 Maine Street, Suite A, Quincy, IL 62305. Donors are asked to indicate that their gift is for "COVID-19 response."

More information can be found at www.mycommunityfoundation.org/covid19grants.

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