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Kossuth County Community Foundation Announces $7,000 in COVID-19 Disaster Response Grants

Kossuth County Community Foundation
April 30, 2020

The Kossuth County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund, a fund of the Kossuth County Community Foundation, has awarded three grants totaling $7,000 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 three grants include:

  • Bancroft Daycare, COVID-19 Operations Support, $1,750
  • Kossuth County, Emergency Management Systems Response, $1,750
  • Kossuth County Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Center Relocation, $3,500

Nonprofits in Kossuth County were given the opportunity to apply for funding through a simple online application. The applications were then reviewed by a committee, represented by organizations coordinating pandemic response efforts in Kossuth County.

“We are grateful for the Kossuth County Community Foundation’s efforts to raise funds for the committee to grant to our nonprofits working on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Vicki Mallory, executive director of the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce and representative for the Kossuth County pandemic response effort.

Vicki noted that while this is a good start, there is still more work to do. “At this point in time, we have had to put a hold on accepting any new grant applications until more funds become available,” Vicki said. “We are asking for the community’s support by helping us respond to our county’s needs.”

For individuals wishing to support COVID-19 response efforts in Kossuth County, gifts can be made to the Kossuth County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund to provide more grant funding. 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/kossuthcovidfund 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 Kossuth 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 Kossuth County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund, visit kossuthccf.org or call 319-287-9106.

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