COVID-19 Relief Funds Reflect Collaborative Strength of Our Communities
Central Wisconsinites are well known for their ability to step up and help. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the nation, the Foundation was determined to respond rapidly and effectively. However, we knew our impact could be even greater if we worked together with community partners.
In Spring 2020, the people of Central Wisconsin rallied together to establish our COVID-19 Relief Funds in Portage and Waushara Counties. The funds provide financial assistance to nonprofits meeting basic needs to those who are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Our most vulnerable populations were able to receive assistance with food, rent, and childcare.
The Portage County COVID-19 Relief Fund is a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin and United Way of Portage County. Together, with the support of many generous individuals and businesses, this fund has granted more than $430,000.
The Community Foundation established the Waushara County COVID-19 Relief Fund in partnership with generous individuals and businesses throughout Central Wisconsin. We worked closely with Waushara County community leaders to identify needs and mobilize resources. The fund has granted nearly $50,000 to organizations working to meet basic needs.
Collaboration with our donors, supporters and partners is critical to our COVID-19 response. You are the reason we can do more when we work together.