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Wabash Valley Community Foundation and United Way of the Wabash Valley Launch Wabash Valley COVID-19 Relief Fund
Citing the strength in working together, the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation jointly launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support immediate economic stability and basic needs in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Sullivan and Vermillion counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois in light of the anticipated impact of the current pandemic.
The relief fund launched with $100,000. This includes $50,000 committed by United Way and $50,000 from the Community Foundation. Both organizations committed an additional $50,000 each ($100,000 total) as a matching challenge grant for the community. The organizations have reached out to corporate partners, individual philanthropists, foundations and community members seeking further support that that will be matched up to the additional $100,000…
Wabash Valley Community Foundation Extends Scholarship Application Deadline
Due to recent decisions regarding the delay of the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, the Community Foundation has opted to extend its scholarship application deadline for its entire service area from August 25, 2020 to September 3, 2020.
The application is open to high school seniors and/or those who will be enrolled in college in August 2021. Students planning to attend college next fall for the 2021-2022 academic year must apply now to be considered for scholarships ranging from $100 to full tuition, administered through the Community Foundation for the benefit of residents in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties. In addition, up to four full-time, four-year scholarships will be awarded to graduates of accredited high schools in, or residents of Clay, Sullivan or Vigo counties who will enter college for the first time in the fall of 2021. Other scholarships for students throughout the Wabash Valley are also available, including multi-year awards.
Community Foundation Responds to Needs of Residents within Our Communities
The Community Foundation is actively responding to the disruption caused by the COVID–19 pandemic. To date, the Community Foundation has granted $2,000 each to the Clay County YMCA, Northeast [Sullivan] School Corporation and Southwest [Sullivan] School Corporation for food insecure students. In addition, the Community Foundation has created a specific process for addressing COVID–19.
The Community Foundation is offering a Rapid Response Grant of up to $5,000 which is available to the following entities in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties. The eligible entities are:
2) County or City Emergency Management offices
3) Federally Qualified Health Centers
4) City and County Law Enforcement and/or EMS.
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