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Mortan Community Foundation announces Disaster Relief Fund

Mortan Community Foundation announces Disaster Relief Fund

Deadline: 25-Sep-20

The Mortan Community Foundation is seeking applications for its Disaster Relief Fund which is a pass-through fund that will accept tax-deductible donations to be used for grants to established community-based organizations that are directly supporting local residents and families who are most affected by emerging health, economic, and social impacts.

1000 new grants and donors
While the Fund is not able to provide grants to individuals, community-based organizations that have experience and history of providing people and families with services and support will be eligible. An advisory committee will make recommendations to the MCF Board of Directors about where unmet needs and funding gaps exist.

Eligibility Criteria

This application is for 501(c)(3) organizations as well as governmental agencies serving the morton area’s covid-19 related needs.
Grants may be made to nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government located in or significantly serving THE MORTON, IL AREA.
Preference is given to requests from agencies that can demonstrate urgency, timeliness, and impact.
Priority areas for funding include requests that show the agency is meeting basic human needs of residents in the Morton area, including but not limited to emergency food and basic supplies, interim housing and shelter, primary health care services, utility and financial assistance, supports for children and other vulnerable populations, and nonprofit safety and operations assistance
Applicant demonstrates a need for funding due to the pandemic or the impact of following public health recommendations, for the purpose of either:
Continuity of operations support due to increased expenses or decreased revenue
Providing new, increased, or changed support to affected people, organizations, businesses, or communities
Grants cannot be used for the following:
To fund endowments, contingency funds, reserves, interest, or taxes.
For sectarian or religious purposes or for organizations operated primarily for the benefit of their own membership.
For the payment of political organizations or campaigns.
To purchase benefit tickets, respond to telephone solicitations, or national fundraising efforts.
For more information, visit https://mortoncommunityfoundation.org/morton-disaster-relief-application

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