COVID-19

Steuben County Disaster Response Fund Partnership

Steuben County Community Foundation (SCCF) and Steuben County United Way (SCUW) have created a funding partnership to provide grants for COVID-19 relief. With the full support of both boards, the two organizations are pooling grant resources in order to provide a central point of funding for Steuben County nonprofits affected by COVID-19. A committee with members from both organizations will review all applications and make joint recommendations for funding projects that alleviate the impact of the coronavirus on local residents.

Additional gifts can be made to the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund online by clicking our donate button or by mailing a check to SCCF at 1701 N Wayne St, Angola, IN 46703 with a note in the memo.

In May 2020, this fund benefited from a $200,000 grant made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which Steuben County United Way is a member. This brought the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund to a total of $325,000 in available grant dollars that have been raised by our community, SCCF, and SCUW to support COVID-19 relief efforts for Steuben County nonprofits.  

In June 2021, the same partnership between Lilly Endowment Inc. and Indiana United Ways awarded the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund an additional $100,000 for COVID-19 relief grants that support nonprofits working to address basic human needs. With this new round of funding, nonprofits submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) via the grant software to ensure their project fits the new guidelines. SCCF and SCUW will host an informational Q&A session via Zoom on June 28th. RSVP at this link to attend the Q&A.

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