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Community Foundation Awards COVID-19 Funding to Help Local Community Funds Respond to Pandemic

 

July 2, 2020



The Community Foundation Southern Wisconsin awarded grants to Lafayette County and Green County organizations responding to community needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a generous donation from Compeer Financial to various community-funding organizations, the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin was able to offer each of its Community Funds the opportunity to grant up to $1,750 each to help relief efforts. This totaled $14,000 in Green and Lafayette Counties.

This one-time Compeer Financial COVID-Relief Grant allowed the Foundation’s Community Funds to support any nonprofit organization, city/government agency, or school actively addressing food and housing insecurity, transportation needs, childcare programs, and other relief efforts, during the pandemic.

Lafayette County

Benton: Benton Public Schools to assist families experiencing food insecurity.

Shullsburg: School District of Shullsburg - Home Food Program for Students and the Church Food Pantry.

Argyle: Ole’s Cupboard (Food Program for Children and Families) and Argyle Public Library - Barriers between computer stations.

Darlington: First Baptist Church Food Pantry; Darlington Fire Dept. COVID-19 Fund.

Blanchardville/Hollandale: Pecatonica Area School District - Pay for Internet Hotspots for Students.

South Wayne: Black Hawk Food Pantry and Black Hawk Back Pack Buddy Program.

Green County

Monroe Fund: United Way of Green County COVID-19 Relief Fund.

New Glarus Community Fund: School District of New Glarus - Weekend Food Program.

“While the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought with it anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, it has also brought hope, compassion and community collaboration,” explains Linda Gebhardt, Director of Donor Services at the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin. “As a further act of kindness, Compeer Financial has partnered with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin to help support essential services and critical community needs during this challenging time.”

The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin serves to match charitable donors with the needs of communities in the following counties: Rock, Walworth, Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette, Green, Grant, and Vernon. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with assets in excess of $57 million. For more information on area community funds or the Community Foundation of Southern WI, Inc., contact Linda Gebhardt, Donor Service, Green/Lafayette Counties, PO Box 733, Monroe, WI 53566, (608) 328-4060, linda@cfsw.org.

 
 

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