As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded last March, local funding partners developed a cross-sector, community-wide critical response to the growing economic impact of the pandemic. As a result, the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region was established to serve primarily Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.
Thanks to generous founding partners, the Fund launched with more than $1,000,000 and now, more than $5.1 million has been raised. The overall goal of the Fund is to ensure responsiveness in the human services sector, with special attention to vulnerable and at-risk populations. This Fund has been designed to serve the community through the relief, recovery, and restoration phases.
While the initial rounds of funding focused primarily on immediate relief, the Fund is now moving further into the phases of recovery and restoration, providing both stabilizing support to vulnerable agencies and investment to reimagine how nonprofits can serve our communities for years to come.
We invite the broader community to #DoWhatYouCan and contribute, regardless of the amount. Rest assured your contributions are used wisely. Our Allocations Committee works diligently to identify and address the most critical needs in our communities. As the crisis continues, we need all of us working together to ensure that our families and our region emerge more stable and resilient than before.