Disaster Response Fund Awards Grant for County Vaccination Effort
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Angola, IN – The Steuben County Disaster Response Fund, a collaboration between Steuben County Community Foundation and Steuben County United Way, has awarded a $30,000 grant to support county-wide vaccination efforts. Currently, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital is responsible for vaccinating medical professionals in phase 1A of vaccine distribution. The Disaster Response Fund grant to Cameron will help with the cost of the setup for Steuben County's vaccine site at the event center. As the state progresses through vaccine phases, Cameron and the Steuben County Health Department will continue to collaborate on this impressive effort.

This recent grant brings the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund to a total of more than $271,000 in grants distributed to 28 local nonprofit organizations for COVID-19 relief. In 2020, the fund distributed grants to a wide variety of local organizations, including a handful of matching grants to boost community fundraising efforts after many events were canceled. In September 2020, SCCF hosted a Year-end and Digital Fundraising workshop, and the disaster response fund allocated up to $2,000 per participating 501(c)(3) nonprofit for unrestricted matching grants to help their year-end fundraising efforts.

The Steuben County Disaster Response Fund reopened its grant application on January 1, 2021. The committee will now begin reviewing additional COVID-19 relief grant applications from Steuben County nonprofits as well as regional nonprofits that serve our community. More details are available at www.steubenfoundation.org/COVID19.