Wabash Valley Community Foundation Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Community Foundation is actively responding to the disruption caused by the COVID19 pandemic.  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 COVID19.

The Community Foundation is offering a Rapid Response Grant of up to $5,000 which is available to the following eligible entities in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties:

1)  Hospitals

2) County or City Emergency Management offices

3) Federally Qualified Health Centers

4) City and County Law Enforcement and/or EMS.

To date, the following Rapid Response grants have been awarded:

Terre Haute Police Dept.  $5,000 for PPE for Crime Scene Unit including full face respirators with replaceable N95/P100 Air filtration cartridges, extended cuff nitrile gloves, Tyvek disposable hazmat suites and disposable shoe covers, masks and face shields + replacement cartridges if any funding left.

Vigo County EMA. $4,461 for PPE N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, safety glasses, goggles, gowns for infection control.

Vigo County Sheriff’s Dept. $5,000 for PPE for police officers and correctional staff. Including N95 Masks, Gloves, Tyvek Suits and Goggles/Eye protection

Valley Professionals Community Health Center, $5,000 for telemedicine equipment including 11 iPads + an All in One PC, Rolling cart and backup battery to treat patients without them having to come to the clinic facility.

Vigo County Health Department, $4,760 to hire a temporary staff person to assist with COVID-19 testing, documentation, education and other administrative roles, contracted for an 8-week period.

Van Buren Volunteer Firemans Association, $5,000 to provide PPE and other cleaning supplies/equipment as needed.

Sullivan County Health Department, $5,000 to provide PPE to county ambulance and county fire departments throughout Sullivan County.

This page will be continually updated with information on the Community Foundation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back frequently for updates.