Rapid Response Fund

The Rapid Response Fund provides support to nonprofits directly responding to emergencies or disasters impacting the communities and people of Knox and Warren Counties.

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Galesburg Community Foundation, in partnership with The Twomey Foundation, the G.L. Vitale Family Foundation, the McClean Family Endowment Fund, the Warren County United Way and the United Way of Knox County have committed $145,000 to establish the Rapid Response Fund to support local nonprofits directly responding to emergencies or disasters impacting the communities and people of Knox and Warren Counties. Specifically, at this time, the fund can be used to directly support local nonprofit organizations on the front lines dealing with COVID-19. Grants from the fund will be made in collaboration with public health and safety response efforts, in the event they are needed.

About the Rapid Response Fund
The Rapid Response Fund provides support to nonprofits directly responding to emergencies or disasters impacting the communities and people of Knox and Warren Counties. Donations for the Rapid Response Fund will support nonprofit organizations providing essential services and support to local residents. Galesburg Community Foundation will administer grants from the Rapid Response Fund in collaboration with public health and safety response efforts. Funds will be granted on a rolling basis during times of need, allowing for necessary resources to be available in the most responsive manner possible. Gifts may be made to the Rapid Response Fund via check made out to Galesburg Community Foundation with Rapid Response Fund noted in the memo line and mailed to Galesburg Community Foundation at 246 E Main Street, Suite 101, Galesburg, IL 61401, or online at www.YourGCF.org/MakeAGift and search for Rapid Response (click here for direct link).

How do nonprofits serving Knox and Warren Counties apply for the grant?
Galesburg Community Foundation will administer grants from the Rapid Response Fund in collaboration with public health and safety response efforts. Priority will be given to local nonprofit organizations providing front line services due to an emergency situation such as COVID-19 and to local nonprofit organizations providing basic services to communities that were already vulnerable before the emergency or that are disproportionately affected by the emergency. Funds will be granted on a rolling basis during times of need, allowing for necessary resources to be available in the most responsive manner possible.

Nonprofits filling out the application should click the link below, save the fillable PDF form, complete it (digital signatures are allowable as noted on the form). Upon completion please submit applications to Tiffany Springer, director of grants and programs at TSpringer@YourGCF.org.

RAPID RESPONSE FUND NONPROFIT APPLICATION

How will funds be allocated?
Funds will be released on a rolling basis as needs emerge and fundraising permits to local nonprofits providing critical services. Funds will be allocated in collaboration with public health and safety response efforts. Funds can be used to for needs that are known today and needs that may arise in weeks or months down the road.

How can I donate?
Gifts may be made to the Galesburg Community Foundation Rapid Response Fund via check made out to Galesburg Community Foundation with Rapid Response Fund noted in the memo line and mailed to 246 E Main Street, Suite 101, Galesburg, IL 61401, or online at www.YourGCF.org/MakeAGift and search for Rapid Response (click here for direct link).

Questions?
For questions or more information related to this fund contact Galesburg Community Foundation at 309.344.8898 or info@YourGCF.org.