Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded grants from its IPCF COVID-19 Response Fund to local nonprofits serving populations impacted by the COVID-19 virus and its economic consequences in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties.
IPCF received requests from 63 nonprofits requesting more than $511,000 in support. "The needs have certainly been great," said Greg Meyer, Executive Director of Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. "We are pleased to collaborate with the local nonprofits to provide aid to people in need. By working together, we bring greater awareness of the needs and different means to serve various impacted populations."
The Community Foundation worked with the John M. Scott Trust, which agreed to cover the costs for $50,000 in funding from 11 McLean County based applicants to the IPCF Fund. The Trustee has approved the COVID grants and nonprofits receiving funding from the Scott Trust have been notified.
The IPCF COVID-19 Response Fund was started in late March with a grant from the Drake Zimmerman and Jan Elfline Fund that matched the first $25,000 raised through the Fund. One hundred percent of all funds that came into the Community Foundation for the Fund ($80,025.81) were distributed to the 32 nonprofit organizations.