As Indiana entered into Stage 5 of reopening from coronavirus restrictions, the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region announced the eighth and ninth rounds of funding to local organizations.
According to Welborn Baptist Foundation Executive Director Pat Creech, an allocation of $283,700 went to eight area nonprofits and an additional $43,800 to four organizations on Sept. 29. Allocations in these two rounds of funding will aid COVID testing, funding healthcare navigators, transportation for elderly and veteran populations, food, and emergency financial assistance.
The Children’s Museum of Evansville was awarded $50,000 as a part of round eight to use for building improvements as well as safety accommodations, sanitizing, and water bottle filling stations.
The fund, created through the collaboration of many local organizations and nonprofits, has already distributed approximately $1.7 million to more than 70 nonprofits in Vanderburgh, Gibson, Posey, Warrick, and Spencer counties. Total contributions to the response fund stand at almost $5.1 million.