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August 6th, 2020

Wanted to share the exciting news that we have recently awarded over $16,000 to the agencies listed below for the Phase I of our ERI grant!! 

Bertha D. Garten Ketcham Memorial Center $6,000, To provide therapy for staff to help cope with the trauma of multiple residents and staff who contracted and/or passed from Covid-19. 

Four Rivers Resource Services/DSI $5,778.80, To provide PPE items, safety training for staff, operating preschool expenses for essential employees. 

Daviess County Partnership (CONNECTIONS) $2,500, To provide advertising to every household regarding Covid related resources and/or grant opportunities to agencies/businesses.  

Senior and Family Services $1,000, To provide PPE items and cleaning supplies so that the centers can be safely re-open for seniors.  

The Power House $500, To provide PPE items and cleaning supplies to the youth center. 


June 1, 2020Contact:  Zella Taylor, CEO812-254-1038 uway1038@gmail.com

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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More about United Way of Daviess County and uway1038@gmail.com, 812-254-1038. 

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 communications@lei.org. 

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.noe@iuw.org


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