Edwardsville Community Foundation Relief Fund Applications are currently closed and all applications are under review.



Send any questions to relief@edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2022

Contact: Pamela Farrar, Executive Director

pam@edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org

(855) 464-3223


Edwardsville Community Foundation Accepting Relief Grant Applications


Applications for grants from the Edwardsville Community Foundation’s Relief Fund are now being

accepted here on our website:


www.edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org


The deadline for receiving applications from individuals/nonprofits/businesses is March 11, 2022.

March 25, 2022 is the deadline for receiving applications from municipalities.


The Edwardsville Community Foundation continues to be deeply moved by the profound and generous influx of charitable gifts following the devastating Tornado event of December 10th.


Questions related to the Relief Grant process should be directed to

relief@edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org


The Edwardsville Community Foundation values trust, transparency, compassion, excellence and equity

and seeks to promote Philanthropic ideals connecting people, resources and solutions to create a lasting

impact to our shared world. The ECF will provide a Public Attestation and Disclosure after funds have

been fully distributed.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2022

Contact: Pamela Farrar, Executive Director

pam@edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org

(855) 464-3223


Edwardsville Community Foundation Accepting Relief Grant Applications


Applications for grants from the Edwardsville Community Foundation’s Relief Fund are now being

accepted on our website:


www.edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org


The deadline for receiving applications from individuals/nonprofits/businesses is March 11, 2022.

March 25, 2022 is the deadline for receiving applications from municipalities.


The Edwardsville Community Foundation continues to be deeply moved by the profound and generous

influx of charitable gifts following the devastating Tornado event of December 10th.


Questions related to the Relief Grant process should be directed to

relief@edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org


The Edwardsville Community Foundation values trust, transparency, compassion, excellence and equity

and seeks to promote Philanthropic ideals connecting people, resources and solutions to create a lasting

impact to our shared world. The ECF will provide a Public Attestation and Disclosure after funds have

been fully distributed.

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2022

Contact: Pamela Farrar, Executive Director

pam@edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org

(855) 464-3223


Edwardsville Community Foundation Relief Fund Presents Plans for Distributing Funds


The Edwardsville Community Foundation has been deeply moved by the profound and generous influx of financial gifts following the devastating Tornado event of December 10th.


The Edwardsville Community Foundation values trust, transparency, compassion, excellence and equity and seeks to promote Philanthropic ideals connecting people, resources and solutions to create a lasting impact to our shared world.


ECF Relief Fund Purpose Statement:

The primary purpose of the Relief Fund is to serve all members of the community by:

1. Providing assistance to individual victims in a public class of sudden and unexpected natural, manmade, and civil disasters as declared by the U.S. President, Illinois Governor, or the local governing top official. The relief fund may provide assistance in the form of funds, services, or goods to ensure that victims who are needy or in distress have the basic necessities, such as food, clothing, housing (including repairs), transportation, and medical assistance (including psychological counseling)


2. Providing assistance to organizations who are financially needy or otherwise distressed as a result of sudden and unexpected natural, manmade, and civil disasters as declared by the U.S. President, Illinois Governor, or the local governing top official.


3. Providing crisis counseling, rescue services, or emergency aid such as blankets or meals in the

immediate aftermath of a disaster without a showing of financial need.


4. Providing support to area police, fire, public service, and emergency management departments for

disaster preparedness and disaster recovery needs.


5. Meeting long-term needs of the community as determined by the Board in accordance with each event and the gifts received.


The ECF Relief Fund Task force has been diligently collecting data and information from stake holders and has developed the following Attestation of Intent stated below. ECF will offer a period of 7 days for feedback from the community and invites all feedback to be sent via email only to pam@edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org.


ECF Relief Fund Criteria and Priorities related to the December 10, 2021, event:


A. Consistent with Relief Fund Purpose Statement Criteria 5:

Endow a Disaster Relief Fund at ECF to fund future costs of individuals, and

organizations. Provide a lasting scholarship to SIUE for students majoring in fields related to disaster preparedness or disaster recovery. SIUE maintains the principal and the interest would provide the scholarships annually.


B. Consistent with Relief Fund Purpose Statement Criteria 4:

Provide grants and in-kind gifts to area police, fire, public service, and emergency management

departments for disaster preparedness and recovery needs. Could be equipment, infrastructure,

technology, etc.


C. Consistent with Relief Fund Purpose Statement Criteria 1:

Provide assistance to individual victims to ensure that victims have the basic necessities, such as food,

clothing, housing (including repairs), transportation, and medical assistance (including

psychological counseling).


D. Consistent with Relief Fund Purpose Statement Criteria 2:

Provide assistance to organizations that are financially needy or otherwise distressed.


The service region for the relief fund will be for those individuals and organizations located in Madison County, Illinois, with primary consideration given to needs for assistance within district 7.


Relief Grant applications will be available February 15, 2022, on our website,

www.edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org


The Edwardsville Community Foundation values trust, transparency, compassion, excellence and equity and seeks to promote Philanthropic ideals connecting people, resources and solutions to create a lasting impact to our shared world.

The ECF will provide a Public Attestation and Disclosure after funds have been fully distributed.