Warren County Philanthropic Partnership has committed $15,000 to a Disaster Recovery Fund to support organizations experiencing operational and programming challenges due to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the daily operations and long-term viability of nonprofit organizations and businesses, and to show support, WCPP created the fund to supplement, not replace, existing resources and services provided by nonprofits and local, state and federal agencies.

WCPP made an initial donation of $5,000 to the Small Business Recovery Grant program formed by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Warren County Economic Development Corporation and other organizations and businesses to assist affected small businesses. Remaining funds will address the unanticipated needs caused by the pandemic in the nonprofit sector, with hopes these valuable organizations can continue the critical services they provide in Warren County.

Citizens, businesses and organizations who find themselves in a good position during this pandemic and want to show their support for affected organizations can make donations to the Disaster Recovery Fund at www.warrencountypp.org/disasterrecoveryfund. Organizations experiencing operational and programming challenges due to COVID-19 may apply for assistance at www.warrencountypp.org/DRFapplication.

While the Disaster Recovery Fund has been established to address challenges during COVID-19, the fund will extend beyond this single disaster and will be a key part of the community’s disaster response. Donations will continually be accepted, and the fund will be opened again whenever the need may arise.

More information and answers to frequently asked questions about the Disaster Recovery Fund can be found on our Disaster Recovery Fund webpage.