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Fayette County Community Foundation Awards Additional COVID-19 Disaster Response Grants, $10,000 in Matching Funds Available

Fayette County Community Foundation
May 28, 2020

The Fayette County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund, a fund of the Fayette County Community Foundation, has awarded an additional $24,559.75 in grants to organizations providing basic needs services and/or working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Organizations receiving the grants include:

  • Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics, Fayette County Public Health, $14,460
  • Northeast Iowa Community Action, Fayette County Direct Assistance Funds, $6,667
  • Fayette County, Fayette County Food Shelf, $1,932.75
  • North Fayette Valley Ministerial Association, Open Hands Food Pantry, $1,500

In April, seven grants totaling $24,063 were awarded, bringing the total grant amount awarded thus far from the Fayette County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund to $48,622.75. Additional funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the COVID-19 disaster.

A $10,000 matching gift opportunity, made possible by the Robert and Ruth Walker Charitable Trust, is available for any gifts made to the Fayette County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund. Gifts to the fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000.

Gifts can be made to the Fayette County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund by going to cfneia.org/fayettecovidfund and clicking on the “Give Today” button. Gifts can also be directed to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Checks should be made out to Fayette County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund. Online gifts are strongly encouraged to have funds accessible for quick response to needs.

For more information about the Fayette County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund, visit fayetteccf.org or call 319-287-9106.

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