The Putnam County Community Foundation has utilized the Putnam County Relief Fund to disburse grant funding to organizations that directly serve the individuals impacted by COVID-19. As of July 23, the Relief Fund has distributed more than $58,000 in emergency relief grants.
The following organizations have received grant funding:
Area 10 Agency of Aging: Provide free medication and food delivery through Rural Transit
Beyond Homeless Incorporated: 1) Purchase food, cleaning, personal care, and other essential items for families housed in the shelter 2) Support the Homelessness Prevention Program
Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.: 1) Provide essential supplies to the Putnam County Supervised Living Facility 2) Purchase electronic devices for patients to continue treatment virtually
Family Support Services: Provide funding to help families meet their basic and immediate needs
Good News Ministries: Purchase PPE, cleaning supplies and a disinfectant fogger for the Putnam County facility
Greencastle Community School Corporation: Purchase and install touchless water bottle refills stations
Lakeland Center, Inc.: Purchase PPE and cleaning supplies in order to restart mental health programming for at-risk individuals affected by COVID-19
Mental Health America of Putnam County: Provide mental health education and advocacy
Putnam County Chamber: Provide funding to small businesses to increase advertising
Putnam County Playhouse, Inc.: Provide mobile audio equipment for virtual children’s summer workshops
Putnam County Youth Development Commission: Purchase backpacks and school supplies within each school corporation in Putnam County in partnership with Phil the Need
Putnam Wellness Coalition: Purchase refrigeration for local food pantries to increase access to perishable items
Transformers: Provide support to the Circles program to sustain the same level of support and programming
United Way of Putnam County: Provide funding to local food pantries who remain open and have established drive-through operations to meet the high volume of requests due to COVID-19.
Thank you to our generous donors who have contributed to the Relief Fund. Because of you, we are able to support the nonprofits currently serving Putnam County in their greatest time of need.