Disaster Recover Fund / Covid-19 Response Fund

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Iowa: Clayton County, Clinton County, Dubuque County

Location of residency: Counties in Iowa: Clayton County, Clinton County, Dubuque County

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Overview:

NOTE: Grants from the Disaster Recovery Fund for COVID-19 response may be awarded on a rolling basis as the committee continues to assess the evolution of the disaster and community needs.

Our world — and our community — is in the midst of a crisis created by the COVID-19 outbreak. We have activated our Disaster Relief Fund to enable a coordinated response and help people in the Dubuque region most impacted by the outbreak, including seniors and low-income residents.

As our community and its most vulnerable populations face the effects of COVID-19, this fund provides an opportunity for the public to give with the reassurance their donations will be deployed where they are most needed and to adapt to evolving needs, particularly those not being met by existing nonprofit, local, state and federal programs. 

The fund will use an efficient grant process to ensure dollars quickly reach nonprofits working with vulnerable populations.

The fund was created in partnership with the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States and other local nonprofit and philanthropic organizations that have focused over the last year on developing a collective strategy for charitable giving during times of crisis.

The Community Foundation will administer grants with a grant committee that includes:

  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States
  • DRA — Mike Donohue
  • Dubuque Initiatives — Doug Horstmann

The committee will help:

  • Identify potential grant recipients
  • Solicit guidance on potential recipients from community advisors
  • Recommend final grants

The Disaster Recovery Fund (DRF) will provide grants focused on reducing the economic and health impacts on vulnerable populations prior to and following a disaster as well as long-term needs that may emerge. Grants awarded will supplement, not replace, other resources including government support and relief efforts in cases of local disaster. Grants will fill gaps in services and needs that are not being met by existing non-profit, local, state and federal resources and programs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Grants are provided to community-based organizations/service providers active in current response and/or preparation in the areas of economic and health impacts for vulnerable populations.
  • Grants are made only to cover needs that are not being met by existing local, state and federal resources and programs.
    • Initial grants are awarded outside of an application process to provide flexible support to trusted partners quickly and are provided for direct client assistance and/or organization capacity needs due to demands of the disaster.

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