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Grants available to help in rebuilding during pandemic

The Community Foundation of Chippewa County opened its’ Response – Recovery - Rebuild Fund in April, to support non-profits and Chippewa County communities as they respond to the impact of COVID-19 public health crisis.

The Response – Recovery – Rebuild Fund is still accepting requests for grant applications, and will support non-profit and public sector organizations who provide community services to Chippewa County, and are experiencing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

It is an uncertain time for many non-profit organizations who are responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis, as they face an increase in their cleaning, safety and prevention effort costs, as well as a demand for their services and supplies. In addition, the impact on local economy and workforces has created hardships for area residents.

The foundation encourages community organizations to share their volunteer or resource needs, via theyourlegacyforever. org giving tab under non-profit needs, so those who are able, may assist and are aware of the existing needs.

Community members who want to help financially and are unsure where to turn, can direct donations to the Response – Recovery – Rebuild Fund at the Community Foundation of Chippewa County, with the assurance that their donations will go to assist local organizations facing a need because the impact of COVID-19. Individuals are encouraged to give online under the donate tab to make their charitable donations.

“COVID-19 has certainly changed how we live each day,” said executive director Jill Herriges. “However, it has not changed our desire as a community to give. We recognize that there are many opportunities to give and appreciate all the efforts being made throughout our entire area.”

Requests for applications can be sent to grants@yourlegacyforever. org. The next round of grant funding is scheduled for June 19.