Much like all of you, the Branch County Community Foundation is closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the effects to Branch County and Colon.
We are working to equip ourselves and our partners with accurate and up-to-date information and working on a plan to respond quickly and as effectively as possible. The Community Foundation has partnered with the Branch County United Way to offer Emergency Relief Grants, If your organization is interested, please fill out the application and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, we know our grantees are the eyes and ears of our community, so we are asking you to share with us both the long term and short term needs you see arising within your organizations and communities. While we cannot support all needs, hearing from you does help us to direct donors and other to things most pressing.
We strongly encourage you to share those needs with us here with the contact form provided. We will continuously update the list of needs as we collect more information. Feel free to respond more than once over the coming weeks as you see new needs emerge.
Amidst office and school closures, event cancellations, and the shutdown of small businesses, we want to stay abreast of the issue and better understand how and where we can be effective. We also know how vital your work is to improve the quality of life in our community, and how important it is for your ongoing efforts to continue – especially at a time like this.
As we learn how best to address this evolving pandemic, the impact of regional collaboration and local contributions has never been more apparent.
Along with other organizations throughout the state, the Branch County Community Foundation staff will be working from home until at least May 1.. We are still available through email and will be working diligently on how we can continue to support our communities. Please feel free to reach out Erica or Madison.
Stay safe & healthy!
Emergency Relief Grant Application
List of needs in Branch County and Colon