An Additional $9,585 Awarded in United Fund ERI Grants

The Decatur County United Fund recently awarded $9,585 in grants through the $150,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant. 

Legal Aid has been granted $1,485 for a laptop and monitor to work remotely. 

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana has been awarded $8,100 for the purchase of equipment and software to allow access to a health online platform to conduct virtual visits for their clients.

To date, $107,116 has been awarded to 12 nonprofit agencies serving Decatur County from the ERI Grant.  These grants are made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which Decatur County United Fund is a member.  

Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 and must be a nonprofit organization that provides health and human services in Decatur County and has an immediate need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grantees must address a goal in education, health, or income; have an output they are working towards, and provide measurable outcomes.

Grants are reviewed by a grant team consisting of United Fund Board President, Jayne McCleland, United Fund Treasurer Brad Schutte, and Executive Director Joane Cunningham.  Other key partners include the Decatur County Community Foundation Executive Director Tami Wenning, Board President Daryl Tressler along with Alex Sefton, Resource Development Director.  Also serving on the committee is Mayor Josh Marsh and Commissioner Rick Nobbe.  

For more information, contact Joane Cunningham, Executive Director at or     812-663-3342.

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