Greene County Emergency Response Fund is established to address local needs resulting from emergency and disaster situations in Greene County.
Initial partners in establishing this fund are CFGC and the Greene County United Way. The Greene County Emergency Response Fund will be held by CFGC as a quick response fund to address immediate, short-term and long-term needs in the wake of a county emergency. The review committee will include members of both partners and other community leaders who have knowledge of local needs and organizations.
The purpose of the Greene County Emergency Response Fund is to provide quick, flexible grants and resources to nonprofit organizations our area working with communities (people and organizations) who are heavily impacted by a local disasters and emergencies. Grants made to health and human service organizations will help ensure that basic needs are met, including food, housing, and healthcare.
CFGC will use initial gifts to address local needs caused by the COVID-19 virus. Reports will be provided to donors about grants made and impact of the fund. Should donations exceed the COVID-19 needs, remaining funds will be used to address future emergency and disaster needs in Greene County.
How to Make a Gift to the Fund
Individuals and businesses may make gifts to support the Greene County Emergency Response Fund. Contributions to the fund may be made:
Online: Click DONATE to make an electronic gift. Please note that all gifts made by credit card will have a fee assessed by the credit card company.
Checks: Make checks out to ‘The Community Foundation of Greene County.’ On the Memo Line put ‘Emergency Response Fund.’ Send checks to CFGC, PO Box 768, Waynesburg, PA 15370. The Foundation will waive its normal management fee for all contributions to this Fund.
Emergency Response Grants
Grants made from the fund may be used for operating support so organizations have the capacity to provide services in a quick and orderly fashion, as well as, direct relief of individuals and families. The fund will not make grants to individuals or businesses.
Because this Fund is designed to help the community, we will partner with other Greene County organizations and businesses to set up a community response team to review and act on requests for grants from this fund.
The Fund will have an easy and short grant application which is designed to provide quick and responsive grants that meet identifiable, urgent needs resulting from an emergency situation.
Applications submitted by 4:00 pm on Mondays will be reviewed the grant committee on Thursdays with notification to go out on Friday.
Check out this guide for information about the grant and the application process: Greene County Emergency Response Fund Grant Guide
Donors to the Emergency Response Fund
Received to date: $128,570
Thank you to the donors who have so generously supported the Greene County Emergency Response Fund. Every gift, no matter the size – makes a difference. Your gifts help our Greene County nonprofit organizations provide the services that are so needed during this time of emergency, whether it is providing food or support for those who have been laid off from their jobs during closures, families and individuals experiencing crises due to stay at home, or organizations finding new ways to continue helping their clients get the services they need while keeping their employees safe.
Thank you more than words can say!
Donors to the Emergency Response Fund include:
The Community Foundation of Greene County
The James and Jackie Campbell Family Fund
The Greene County United Way
Tad and Linda Klaner
Jay D Enterprises
Dan and Justine Welsh
Bob and Sharon Willison
The EQT Foundation
Mark and LuAnn Carlson
The Forget-Me-Not Fund
Waynesburg University via Greene County United Way
Equitrans Midstream Foundation
First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County
Bob and Sunny MtJoy
Jeff and Lisa Schwarz
EquiTrans Midstream Corporation
Emergency Response Fund – Grants Awarded
Grants Awarded as of 4/30/2020 = $57,049
Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pa – $5,000
Salvation Army – $5,000
Corner Cupboard Food Bank – $5,000
Greene Arc – $5,000
Teddy Bear Care, Inc. – $500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh – $3,500
TRPIL – $500
Washington Hospital Foundation – $5,000
Carmichaels Senior Citizens, Inc. – $5,000
Dress for Success Pittsburgh – $2,500
Greene County Historical Society – $5,000
Washington Greene Job Training Program – $5,099
Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects, Inc. – $5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh – $4,950