On March 16, 2020, the Community Foundation of Johnson County activated our emergency response fund with a commitment of $25,000 to assist with our community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the next few months, the Community Foundation awarded $164,871 in emergency funding to 35 local nonprofit organizations thanks to the generosity of individuals, families, businesses and charitable foundations who made gifts of support to the Emergency Response Fund.
The Emergency Response Fund provides flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Johnson County working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
The Community Foundation also administered grants through the Coralville Community Fund, a Fund hosted at the Community Foundation of Johnson County which specifically supports the city of Coralville’s nonprofit organizations and community needs. This fund awarded $10,000 in coronavirus relief grants to community organizations.
5224GOOD, a giving organization closely connected to the Community Foundation also awarded $25,000 in coronavirus relief grants. These grants were strategically made in partnership with the Community Foundation of Johnson County to grant requests which the Community Foundation was unable to fully support. 5224GOOD stepped in to provide additional funding to those requests.
The Emergency Response Fund is still open and accepting donations for continued relief and recovery efforts for our community’s nonprofits. Gifts made to the fund are pooled to amplify our impact and continue to provide financial assistance for the nonprofits across Johnson County who were impacted by COVID-19. To see a list of grants made through the Emergency Response Fund, please click here.