NEW ROUNDS of MARSHALL COUNTY COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS AWARDED

The ninth, tenth, and eleventh rounds of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded through the month of July to organizations providing food, housing and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to address immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $103,063.

Organizations that received ninth through eleventh round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants –

· Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County

· Monastery of the Holy Martyrs Food Pantry

· Marshall County Neighborhood Center

Marshall County Community Foundation Announces Bowen Family Medical Scholarship Recipient

Benjamin Nick of Bremen has been named recipient of the fourth Bowen Family Medical Scholarship. The scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Otis Bowen, with the hope to encourage primary care physicians to practice in medically under-served rural Hoosier communities. Improving the quality of life for residents in our local communities is part of the mission of the Marshall County Community Foundation.

COVID-19 Housing and Utility Assistance for Marshall County Residents

Area residents have been hit hard by COVID-19 related work closures and lay-offs, and are struggling to afford their rent, mortgage, and utilities. The United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation engaged enFocus, regional community developers, and a network of trusted Marshall County housing and utility assistance providers to launch a three-step process for area residents to get housing and utility assistance.

MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $143,118 IN GRANTS

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) announced the Spring 2020 grant awards from Community Fundstotaling $127,141 and the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund totaling $5,977 via phone and email to grant recipients.Due to COVID-19, no group in-person awards presentation took place this grant cycle. MCCF Board members instead delivered award signs to individual sites. Multi-year grants approved prior rounds were also issued with $30,000 from Community Funds and $10,000 from the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr Fund.

ADDITIONAL ROUNDS of MARSHALL COUNTY COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS AWARDED

Supporting Immediate Needs in Marshall County  

The seventh and eighth rounds of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded June 18-25, 2020, to organizations providing food, housing and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to address immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $80,663.

Organizations that received seventh and eighth round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants –

  • Marshall County Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Link to Hope

The Marshall County Diversity and Inclusion Committee received funding to create a Spanish language website to serve as a resource to our Latinx community. This website will allow for information regarding food security, housing, and utilities assistance  to be more readily accessible for all Marshall County residents. Link to Hope also received funding to provide housing and utility assistance.

The first round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at the United Way were awarded April 10, 2020.

Organizations that are working to address immediate needs of households impacted by COVID-19 may apply online for a Rapid Response Grant at www.marshallcountyuw.org/covid19 by clicking on the “COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Application” button at the top and bottom of the page. Rapid Response Grant applications to help nonprofits meet safety and health guidelines so they may continue to offer their services and support to the community are eligible.

Individuals looking for assistance may visit the United Way COVID-19 Resource List (marshallcountyuw.org/covid19) for updates on Marshall County food panty hours.  Call 211 or search https://in211.communityos.org/ for questions regarding food, childcare, housing and utility assistance, and mental health services. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers find the local resources they need. Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a trained navigator, 24/7/365. Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574.999.8900 to learn more about local resources and assistance available to households impacted by COVID-19.

The United Way of Marshall County and Marshall County Community Foundation – working in partnership for COVID-19 response and recovery – encourage individuals, businesses and organizations to donate to help address immediate needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic at www.marshallcountyuw.org/covid19. Visit www.marshallcountycf.org/covid19 to learn more about the Foundation’s unique role in COVID-19 response and recovery work.

SIXTH ROUND of MARSHALL COUNTY COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS AWARDED

Supporting Immediate Needs in Marshall County  

The sixth round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded June 13, 2020, to organizations providing food, housing and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to address immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $66,263.

Organizations that received sixth round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants –

  • Blessings in a Backpack – Plymouth
  • Blessings in a Backpack – Walkerton
  • Oakhaven Community

Round 4 MARSHALL COUNTY COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS AWARDED

Supporting Immediate Needs in Marshall County  

The fourth round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded May 14, 2020, to organizations providing food, housing and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to address immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $54,633.

Organizations that received fourth round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants –

  • David’s Courage
  • Link to Hope

MARSHALL COUNTY COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS AWARDED

Supporting Immediate Needs in Marshall County

The third round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded May 1, 2020, to organizations providing food, housing and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to address immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $41,633.

Marshall County COVID-19 Response Phase 1 Grants

Food pantries, housing and utility assistance response focus  

The first of Phase 1 grants from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at the United Way of Marshall County were awarded April 10, 2020, to food pantries and organizations providing housing and utility assistance to families and individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Donation Match Day to be Held March 12

Nonprofits and neighbors rally to raise funds to support Marshall County

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is proud to announce the next big giving opportunity: Match Madness. On Thursday, March 12, donations made to the MCCF Community Fund will be tripled with the Lilly Endowment GIFT VII 2:1 Match and an additional 20% match will be added to contributions made to eligible permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation. 

MARSHALL COUNTY BUILDERS ASSOCIATION CREATES NEW SCHOLARSHIP

Building support for students wishing to go into construction
The Marshall County Builders Association has created a new scholarship at the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF). “Our goal with this new scholarship is to provide assistance to students that desire a career in the construction trades and pursuing an education to do so,” said Matthew Podlesak, President of the Marshall Count Builders Association (MCBA) and owner of Colorbilt Painting LLC

RED HAT SOCIETY “ANGELS IN RED” RAISE FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Lilly Endowment GIFT VII 2:1 Match Triples Their Gift!

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is visiting service groups, businesses, nonprofits, and individual donors to talk about the incredible opportunity for Marshall County presented via the Lilly Endowment Gift VII 2:1 Match.

“We Red Hats, we believe in giving back to our community,” said Janice Joan Davis, Queen of the Angels in Red chapter of the Red Hat Society. “One of our members, Noreen Rupchock, told us about the impact our gifts could have throughout Marshall County. We were excited to hear more about this match!”

Marshall County Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications

Interested Students Must Apply by Monday, September 9

The Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are now available.  Interested high school seniors who are Marshall County residents should contact their guidance office, the MCCF at 574- 935-5159, or go online to www.marshallcountycf.org for an application. The award provides a four-year full-tuition scholarship to an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana.