Community Foundation commits $25,000 to Emergency Response Fund

The Community Foundation of Johnson County has activated our emergency response fund for the community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.  This fund was established with a commitment of $25,000 from the Community Foundation of Johnson County.

The Emergency Response Fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Johnson County working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

Businesses and individuals can make gifts to this fund, which will be pooled together to amplify our collective impact.

“We know Johnson County residents are feeling the impacts of this pandemic with much more disruption yet to come,” said Shelly Maharry, executive director of the Community Foundation of Johnson County.  “We are grateful to the donors who have joined with us in supporting the needs of our communities at this time.”

The Community Foundation will administer grants from the Emergency Response Fund to support nonprofit and local agencies working on the frontlines supporting Johnson County’s needs during this pandemic.  Funds will be released on a rolling basis and our fundraising efforts will continue throughout the peak outbreak and recovery phases, making it possible to grant funds quickly and flexibly to adapt to evolving needs.

Details about how organizations can apply for funding can be found on our Emergency Response Grants page.

The Community Foundation is accepting gifts to the Emergency Response Fund in the following ways:

By phone: (319) 337-0483
By email : Shirley Fliehler
By mail, with checks made out to Community Foundation of Johnson County with Emergency Response fund in the memo.

Community Foundation of Johnson County
Attn: Emergency Response Fund
501 12th Ave, Ste 102
Coralville, IA  52241

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