Winnebago County COVID-19 Disaster Response Grants

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: More than US $1,000

Fields of work: Child Care Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Basic Human Needs Poverty Alleviation & Services Health Care Access & Delivery

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Winnebago County, Iowa

Location of residency: United States

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About the Fund

The Winnebago County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund provides grant support to organizations assisting in the response and recovery efforts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The intent of the fund is to be responsive to nonprofits serving Winnebago County that are providing basic needs services and organizations working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

About the Grants

Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of this crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and to adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases. The grants are designed to provide support for agencies in the months following the submission of the application.

Funding Preferences and Priorities

The initial funding priorities will be as outlined:

  • Organizations providing basic needs services to communities already vulnerable before the pandemic, or who 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.
  • Organizations providing emergency/coordinates response efforts in response to the pandemic.

Examples of priorities may include:

  • Nonprofits that are growing their capacity during the pandemic to meet increased human needs-staffing, services and equipment.
  • Childcare agencies dealing with increased costs and demands due to the pandemic in order to maintain and encourage safe environments for children and families.
  • Agencies providing basic human needs of community members, including schools providing lunch for students during this time.
  • Organizations providing COVID-19 related case management services – coordinated efforts to maximize efficiency.

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  • Organizations must provide benefits to the residents of Winnebago County and must meet the following criteria in order to apply for a grant:
    • Be classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be a government entity.
    • Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements.
    • Must not have any past due grant reports for previous Winnebago County Community Foundation grants.
  • In addition to the eligibility requirements, the following restrictions also apply:
    • Requests should be a minimum of $1,000.
  • Agencies can submit one application at a time with the following frequency limitations:
    • Agencies that are successful in receiving a grant can resubmit after 6 weeks of the initial submission.
    • Agencies that are unsuccessful in securing a grant can resubmit after 4 weeks of the initial submission or by invitation from the Winnebago County COVID-19 Response Advisory Committee. 


  • Requests submitted through a fiscal sponsor are not eligible.
  • Inherently religious activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytization or activities that promote specific religious doctrine are not eligible.
  • Requests for partisan political or lobbying activities are not eligible.
  • Operational requests from other foundations are not eligible.