Community Foundation Rapid Response Grant Program Awards

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$75,875 awarded to nonprofit organizations responding to the Jefferson County COVID-19 pandemic

Madison, IN –The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County’s (CFMJC) Rapid Response Grant Program awarded $75,875 to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Jefferson County, Indiana. This grant program was designed to address immediate needs of nonprofit organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and funded by the Disaster Relief Fund at the Community Foundation. Grants provided care packages, personal protection equipment (PPE), rent assistance, and covered the basic needs of Jefferson County residents, to name a few.

“We are incredibly grateful to all who donated to the Disaster Relief Fund during these unprecedented economic times,” said CFMJC President & CEO Bill Barnes. “We’d especially like to thank First Financial Foundation for being a major supporter of our Rapid Response Grant Program with their $15,000 gift.”

CFMJC would also like to thank the following donors for their contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund:

Jarrett Boyd
Michael & Kate Brown
David & Rena Caldwell
Paul & Cherri Cronen
Friends of Julie Berry
German American Bank
Dianne Hill
Chris & Karol Kirk
Fred & Judy Koehler
Kim Kreuzburg
Meg Perry
Evelyn Wheeler

Organizations that received Rapid Response Grants include:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
City of Madison Police Department
Developmental Services, Inc.
Girls Inc. of Jefferson County
Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County
Historic Madison, Inc.
Hope Community
Ivy Tech Community College
Jefferson County 4-H & Agricultural Association
Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Transitional Services / Ruth Haven
Jefferson County Youth Shelter
King’s Daughters’ Health
Lide White Memorial Boys and Girls Club
Madison Main Street Program
Safe Passage
The Salvation Army
Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children, Inc.
Southwestern Jefferson County School Corp.
Venture Out Business Center

Established in 1991 by a group of local volunteers, the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County fulfills the mission of building a strong, vibrant community by helping donors provide perpetual funding for the people, projects, and passions of Jefferson County.

For more information about the Community Foundation and its programs, contact Bill Barnes at 812-265-3327 or email [email protected].