News Release: Kendrick Foundation Donates $50K to the CFMC’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund

For Immediate Release

KENDRICK FOUNDATION DONATES $50K TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MORGAN COUNTY (CFMC) COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND

Morgan County, IN—The Kendrick Foundation has donated $50K to the Community Foundation of Morgan County’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund. CFMC will disperse $10,000 each week for the next five weeks to community organizations providing food to those in need in Morgan County.

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund was established as a direct response to meeting community needs to provide immediate support to local food pantries that help the most at-risk financially in Morgan County.

“This is an unprecedented public health emergency,” said Keylee Wright, Executive Director of the Kendrick Foundation. “With this donation, we want to support our county’s most vulnerable, at-risk residents in getting the food they need to stay healthy. We also want to ensure people are following recommendations from federal, state and local officials to limit the spread of COVID-19.”

The link to the grant’s application for emergency funding can be found at https://smr.to/p65621

Guidelines for the grants are as follows:

  1. Any Morgan County Food Pantry can apply.
  2. The distribution percentage/amount will be based on how often the pantry serves clients and how many average clients they see on a pantry day.
  3. The distribution must be used on food items only.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the Kendrick Foundation in our community.  CFMC and the Kendrick Foundation have shared a long, and positive relationship.  This is another example of our organizations working together towards a common cause to help impact our community.  In this current crisis, we again encourage our community to come together in support of a critical need to feed our friends and neighbors.” said CFMC President Ed Kominowski.

CFMC encourages local business and other funders to contribute to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to maximize reach and effectiveness for our Morgan County community.

Every dollar donated into the COVID-19 Emergency Fund will be put into action in our Morgan County food pantries that are serving the most at-risk financially.

You can donate directly at https://morgan.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1665

The mission of the CFMC is to connect donors and their charitable giving with our evolving community needs in order to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations through impact grant making. If you are interested in learning more about CFMC’s current planning efforts, please visit cfmconline.org

The mission of the Kendrick Foundation is to financially support education and initiatives that improve the physical and mental health of Morgan County residents. If you are interested in learning more about the Kendrick Foundation initiatives, please visit kendrickfoundation.org

 

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