June 1, 2020
Contact: Zella Taylor, CEO
COVID-19 Relief Initiative Coming to United Way of Daviess County
Daviess, IN – United Way of Daviess County is pleased to announce that it has been approved to receive a $200,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Daviess County is a member. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic.
United Way of Daviess County has been a key convener and coordinator of our community’s response to meet human needs for decades. Even before this crisis, we knew that 27% in Daviess County were not able to make ends meet - despite working. Without a robust local nonprofit safety net, those needs are bound to become even more dire. Thanks to generous support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., we are now more strongly positioned to help our community’s nonprofits deal with the immediate impacts of Covid-19,” said Board Chair, Eric Lane, for United Way of Daviess County.
The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet Covid-related essential and basic needs, which could include safe, emergency childcare, and to address other Covid-19 critical issues as they emerge. Specifically, United Way of Daviess County, plans to provide funding through 3-4 grant phases (last phase ending in March 31, 2022. The United Way of Daviess County and the The Daviess County Community Foundation have partnered in this effort and will begin accepting funding requests from area human and social service nonprofits in good standing. The first phase will be open within the next 30 days with more information to follow soon. Grants will be available through The Daviess County Community Foundation grant portal. As always, feel free to contact either office with additional questions!
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Lilly Endowment Inc., is a private philanthropic foundation supporting the causes of religion, education and community development focusing its work in Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. For more information, contact Judith Cebula, Communications Director at email@example.com.
Indiana United Ways is the state association for United Ways in Indiana that supports thriving United Ways through capacity building, shared services, and partnering. For more information, contact Maureen Noe, President & CEO at Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org.