The Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation has announced new grant awards to area organizations experiencing a surge in need due to the effects of COVID-19:
- Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc., which serves Jefferson County, will receive $10,000 to temporarily house people who are experiencing homelessness.
- The Salvation Army of Jefferson County will receive $10,000 to meet an increase in the number of families calling upon them for help with emergency rent, utilities and lodging.
- The Waterloo Food Pantry will receive $2,000 to purchase food and necessities for a growing number of client families.
- Adoration Abode in Watertown will receive $1,200 to purchase a freezer to aid in the distribution of food to families.
Grants Available Through August
GWCHF’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants are available through August 31, 2020. Initial Emergency Response Grant dollars are being used to support increased service delivery and operational adaptations to deliver services to vulnerable populations under the emergency guidelines. Initial GWCHF Emergency Response Grants will not support routine business expenses such as rent and payroll.