New Local Funders Join Cooperative Response Fund Effort in Black Hawk County
April 1, 2020
Two funders serving Cedar Valley communities have joined the cooperative effort to respond to Black Hawk County nonprofits as they provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cedar Falls Community Foundation and Waterloo Community Foundation have each contributed $10,000 to the Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. They join lead funders CFNEIA, Cedar Valley United Way, the Guernsey Foundation, and the Otto Schoitz Foundation in this response effort.
Thank you to all funders and those donating to this fund!
The Black Hawk COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund was established to support nonprofits serving Black Hawk County that are providing basic needs services and/or working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the COVID-19 disaster, making it possible to move resources quickly and to adapt to evolving needs in subsequent phases of the crisis recovery efforts. Nonprofits can apply for grants from the fund online at cfneia.org/bhcovidgrants.
Gifts can be made to the Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund to provide more grant opportunities for nonprofits serving Black Hawk County. Donations will be used to quickly move resources to where they are most needed and to adapt to evolving needs. Gifts can be made to the fund by going to cfneia.org/bhcovidfund 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 Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund. Online gifts are strongly encouraged to have funds accessible for quick response to needs. CFNEIA encourages individuals to also donate to local nonprofits during this pandemic as the economic impact and increased need for services add financial stress to organizations providing Black Hawk County communities with crucial services.