Opening Soon: Imperial Valley COVID-19 Response Fund—Round 3
Imperial Valley COVID-19 Response Fund—Round 3 Opens March 15, 2021
El Centro, CA. March 9, 2021. Thanks to additional funding from generous donors, the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF) will open a third round of COVID-19 Response funding March 15 for nonprofit organizations that primarily serve the farm worker community in Imperial County. The application period will close April 2, 2021.
2020 IVWF COVID-19 Response Funding – Results
Last year, the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF) was able to raise more than $850k for Imperial County COVID-19 relief.
“We are deeply appreciative of the support for our Valley residents,” said Jose Landeros, Chair of the Board of Trustees, IVWF. “Even with vaccination efforts underway, we know there is still great need in our community as we slowly build our way back from the pandemic.”
To date, Imperial County nonprofits have received more than $566,000 from IVWF which they have deployed for food, basic supplies, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), rent/mortgage and utility assistance. Nonprofits included: Brawley Feed the Need, Catholic Charities Diocese San Diego, Codys Closet, Cancer Resource Center for the Desert, House of Bread Ministries, Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council, Imperial Valley College Foundation, Imperial Valley Food Bank, Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center, Spread the Love Charity, Sure Helpline, The Salvation Army, Turning Point Mens Home, United Way of Imperial County, WomanHaven, Westmorland Food Pantry, and Vo Neighborhood Medical Center.
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 donors were: Alliance Healthcare Foundation, California Wellness Foundation, Cal Energy, California Healthcare 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.
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