Macon County Emergency Response Fund

Our community response to COVID-19

The Community Foundation of Macon County activated the Macon County Emergency Response Fund. We are grateful to our Board of Directors for committing quickly and contributing generously so that we can assist area nonprofits. The Macon County Emergency Response Fund has over $350,000 of grant funding available, as a first step to assist front-line service and advocacy organizations.

We hope that you, too, will consider donating today. Your donation will support the agencies that are ensuring our neighbors can access basic needs in this time of crisis. Click here to view Macon County Emergency Response Grants.

The economic impact is already being felt in Macon County, and more needs will certainly arise in the days and weeks ahead. Nonprofit organizations can apply here for emergency funding.

The Community Foundation will administer grants from the Emergency Response Fund in collaboration with county organizations coordinating the pandemic response. Funds will be released on a continual basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of this crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and to adapt to evolving needs. The Fund is designed to complement the work of nonprofit organizations within our community and to expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Based upon the charitable structure of the Macon County Emergency Response Fund, our grants are limited to 501c3 nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions, such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities. We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly. The Fund is for nonprofit organizations in Macon County.

This Fund was not created to be the only vehicle resourcing critical community activities during this outbreak. Rather it is working to facilitate getting more targeted resources into the community where it’s needed most. This is a critical time for so many, including the nonprofit organizations who’ve benefited from your giving in the past, as well as those who’ve had to cancel their annual fundraising events or depend heavily on public gatherings.

This is a moment of great uncertainty and disruption in our personal and professional lives. We do not yet know the full human, economic and social impact of this pandemic. We are committed to being here for our community.

Take care of yourself, and take care of one another.

COVID-19 Response Fund Grant Application

We are working to deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontline of the coronavirus spread in Macon County.

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