From the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley and United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties
KANKAKEE, IL (Wednesday, April 1, 2020) – The application is now open for the Kankakee & Iroquois Counties COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
Last week, the United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties and the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley jointly launched the Kankakee & Iroquois Counties COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support organizations providing vital basic needs, services, and resources to disproportionately impacted individuals, families, and vulnerable populations in Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
The Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley made an initial commitment of $10,000 to launch the fund which has grown to more than $60,000. All money donated will remain in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.
The Fund will prioritize applications from:
- Organizations providing basic vital needs to communities that were already vulnerable before the pandemic, or that are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and the impact of the resulting public health measures on finances and service availability.
- Organizations providing any services to such vulnerable or disproportionately affected populations as described above.
- Other nonprofit organizations experiencing challenges due to following public health recommendations, with a focus on those that need support to implement remote work or that are at high risk of staff reductions.
Eligible organizations can apply for funding via an online application at cfkrv.org. Applications will be evaluated, and decisions issued on a rolling basis.
Donations can be made with a credit or debit card by visiting myunitedway.org or at cfkrv.org and click on DONATE. Checks can also be mailed and made out to The Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley at 701 S Harrison Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901. Please reference “COVID-19 Fund”.
About United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties
United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties is a nonprofit organization that unites people and resources to build a stronger community. United Way invests in over 40 programs at 23 agencies to support education, health and financial stability for residents in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. Since 1941, United Way has been governed by a local volunteer board of directors. All funding decisions are made locally. For more information, visit myunitedway.org.
About Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley
The Community Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that builds over time, substantial endowment funds for the community. It seeks to bring together individuals and organizations to identify and understand community issues and grant-making opportunities to enhance the quality of life in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties today and for future generations. For more information, visit cfkrv.org.