Foundation grants more COVID-19 relief funds

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Community Foundation has awarded an additional $250,000 in funding to local nonprofits to support their most pressing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding was part of the COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant to Dubois County, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment Inc. and Indiana United Ways. The grant has been fully exhausted.

• Dubois County School Corporations received $87,000 for the purchase of no-touch temperature scanners for school entryways.

• Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center received $85,000 to fund the installation of UV light boxes to increase sanitation practices across physician offices.

• TRI-CAP received $32,555 toward a technology upgrade for a new server and network.

• Huntingburg Housing Authority received $10,000 for the purchase of a computer kiosk to allow applicants, residents and staff to conduct normal business during COVID-19 and beyond.

• Holy Trinity Catholic School received $6,200 to purchase touchless thermometers for each classroom and touchless water bottle fillers.

• Jasper-Dubois County Contractual Public Library received $6,000 for a new community resource database to connect people and programs to social services in the community and for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts.

• Dubois County Young Life received $5,000 for operational support for revenues lost due to the cancellation of three major fundraisers due to COVID-19.

• Jasper Chamber of Commerce received $5,000 to support the work of the Re-Opening Dubois County task force.

• Dubois County Health Department received $3,800 for increased public awareness and education for COVID-19 prevention efforts.

• Color My World Preschool received $3,100 for new equipment to modify classrooms to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended social distancing guidelines.

• Huntingburg Event Center received $2,600 for the purchase of automatic hand sanitizer units for the center.

• HUMmingbird Day Care Ministry received $2,000 to purchase touchless faucets and towel dispensers for the day care.

• Dubois County Community Meals received $1,800 for the purchase of replacement freezers.

• Dubois County Humane Society received $360 for a remote technology software subscription.

• Survivors of Suicide received $225 for digital suicide prevention training and materials.

In addition to the COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant of $250,000, the community foundation deployed more than $100,000 in grants from internal funds from The Fund for Dubois County.

To date, more than $350,000 has been granted into the community to help counter the effects of COVID-19 in the county.

Because all funding has been exhausted, the community foundation is no longer accepting grant requests from the COVID-19 Response Fund. All funding requests should be directed to the normal grant application made possible by The Fund for Dubois County. This process is open year-round and is found online here.

“Based off feedback from our nonprofit partners, we feel the $350,000 in COVID relief grants provided critical gap funding and better positioned our community to look ahead,” said said Clayton Boyles, executive director of the community foundation. “We understand that we may continue to see some requests that are COVID-related, however, those will now be directed through our regular grantmaking process.”

He added that the foundation is continuing to assess the needs of the community.

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