Imperial County COVID-19 Response Fund—Round 3 Announces Grantees
Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation Announces Grantees of COVID-19 Response Fund—Round 3
El Centro, CA. June 4, 2021. The Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF) has awarded Covid-19 Response grants to ten nonprofits that are serving vulnerable populations within Imperial County, especially those disproportionately impacted by unemployment and other economic hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this third round of funding, awards ranged from $5,000 to $50,000 per recipient, totaling $280,000.
To date, IVWF has awarded in total $846,000 in Covid-19 Response funding to nonprofits, providing direct assistance related to food insecurity, basic supplies, rental, mortgage and utility assistance, and other emergency needs for Imperial County individuals and families impacted by unemployment and economic hardship due to the global pandemic.
Imperial County Covid-19 Response Fund – Round 3 Grantees:
The majority of the funding came from organizations outside Imperial County; organizations that saw the reports about the disproportionate impact the pandemic was having in the Valley and wanted to help. Among the funders were: Alliance Healthcare Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, Cal Energy, California Health Care Foundation, CDC Foundation, First Imperial Credit Union, Ormat Technologies, The Center for Sierra Health, The Chicago Community Trust, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/The San Diego Foundation, The Stuart Family Foundation, Walmart Foundation, MUFG Union Bank/Community Recovery Program, WebMD.
“Although still getting settled in my new role, I am encouraged to see the outside philanthropic support that was rallied for Covid-19 aid to Imperial Valley residents,” said Roque Barros, executive director, Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation. “I also know how big hearted the folks of Imperial Valley are about taking care of their neighbors. I look forward to working together to strengthen this vital community.”
IVWF Board of Trustees (6/1/2021)
- Jose Landeros, Board Chair; Vice President, David H. West Insurance
- Alex Cardenas, Vice Chair; Executive Director, CASA Imperial County
- Tim Kelley, Secretary; President & CEO, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp
- Yurii Camacho, English High School Teacher, Holtville Unified School District
- James Garcia, Owner, Capital Real Estate
- Sara Griffen, Executive Director, Imperial Valley Food Bank
- Jazmyn Horton, Candidate for Masters in Social Work, San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus
- Matthew Jaime, Registered Dietician
- Stephen Jaime, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Diabetes Education, El Centro Regional Medical Center
- Antonio Romayor, Jr. M.Ed., Chief Technology Officer, El Centro Elementary School District
AHF Media contact:
Karen Winston, Communications Director, Alliance Healthcare Foundation
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