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Each affiliate has been encouraged to create a Community Response Fund which will exist as a shell fund agreement until activated in the case of a community-wide disaster. Many affiliates activated their funds during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The following is information specific to the Fund’s implementation:
The Community Response Fund supports short and long-term recovery efforts for a local community-wide response event. Grant from this expendable fund are only awarded to eligible service providers who possess a 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service code; are exempt under statute (i.e. educational institution, institutions of faith, a city or county government); or are formally linked to an organization with such designation. Grant awards made from this fund will be routed to service providers engaging in direct response, service, education and support.
For more information, visit the Disaster Support & Trainings page or contact the CKCF Disaster Response Coordinator.