The Community Foundation of Elkhart County and United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties have partnered to establish a COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support local families and nonprofits through this rapidly developing health and economic crisis.

The fund will support nonprofit and other community organizations engaging in immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery in Elkhart County.


If you are in need of assistance, please: 

visit 211’s COVID-19 page or dial 2-1-1



If you are an individual in need of assistance:

United Way 2-1-1 is a hotline with local resource navigators that are the best way to find local resources. You can call 2-1-1 or visit the Indiana page on COVID-19.

Elkhart County Blue Sheet is a set of resources including food assistance, child care, mental health resources, and more, curated by Elkhart County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)

Resources for nonprofit leaders:

COVID-19 Resource Hub | Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

4 Ways to Engage Major Donors During the Covid-19 Crisis | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A comparison of popular Collaboration Platform Software

Fundraising in a time of crisis | Video Discussion | Loring, Sternberg & Associates

Resources for early childhood education centers:

Back Stronger Fund: Early Learning Indiana | Grants up to $40,000 from Early Learning Indiana beginning May 19th

Guidance for Early Childhood Centers and FSSA Grant Opportunities | Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning


Major donations ($1,000+) to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund 

Anonymous Donor - 'Secret Santa' $300,000
Lilly Foundation & Indiana United Ways ERI Grant $100,000
United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Co. $80,000
Community Foundation of Elkhart Co. $80,000
Bill & Kristin Fenech $75,000
Meijer $52,000
1st Source Bank Foundation $44,000
American Electric Power Foundation $22,000
Winnebago $10,000
United Way Worldwide $10,000
JPMorgan Chase & Co. $10,000
Sugar Grove Church $8,000
Joseph S. Shoemaker $8,000
Martin's Super Markets $6,080
Key Bank Foundation $5,000
Renaissance Charitable Fdn. on behalf of Karch Stewart Charitable Fund $5,000
Winnebago Industries Foundation $5,000
Ora S. Troyer Trust $4,000
PNC Bank $5,000
NIPSCO $3,000
Philip & Anne Shenk $2,900
Nicole Hardy $2,550
First Federal Savings Bank Fund $1,000
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Blyly $1,000
Mr. & Mrs. Myrl Nofziger $1,000
Mr. & Mrs. F. Richard Snyder $1,000
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey M. Wells $1,000
Suzanne Blosser $1,000
Blue Knights IN VIII $1,000


Grants made from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Elkhart Com. Schools/Lifeline Food for Elkhart students $1,000
The Crossing eLearning Support $15,000
REAL Services Elkhart Co. Meals on Wheels $5,610
Ronald McDonald House Evening meals for families $1,150
Women's Care Center  Family emergency assistance $6,000
CAPS Parent Aide $2,500
Mosaic Health & Healing Telemedicine and mental health $5,130
St Paul's UMC/Saving Grace Elderly assistance $5,000
Church Community Services Feed working families $5,000
Lifeline Feed Elkhart families $5,000
Cultivate Culinary Backpack Program $12,000
Oaklawn Telemedicine $30,000
The Window Food insecurity mitigation $9,790
ADEC Sanitation kits and PPE $7,000
Food pantries of Elkhart Co. Bulk food purchase from Meijer $7,342
Feed the Children Feed the Children Project $8,000
Faith Mission Free walk in meals $5,000
Center for Healing & Hope Testing for uninsured $60,000
REAL Services Emergency food for seniors $24,000
Heart City Health Childcare cost assistance $5,871
First Mennonite Church of Middlebury Middlebury food pantry $10,000
Ryan's Place Grief counseling training $1,740
Council on Aging Transportation, in home care $10,000
Rose Garden Recovery Comm. COVID relief $1,000
Local hospitals, responders, and nursing homes KN95 respirator masks $75,000
YWCA Safe Haven Shelter $5,185
Iglesia Bautista el Refugio Time to Give $5,750
New Beginnings Family Worship Cntr. Feeding the Whole Man $4,500
Bristol Comm. Food Pantry Increased volume $4,000
AIDS Ministries Telehealth & communication $4,250
Church Community Services Anonymous donor designation $100,000
Faith Mission Anonymous donor designation $100,000
Guidance Ministries Homeless care program $2,951
Beacon Health Foundation Free mobile unit testing $12,000
Middlebury Day Care Childcare for nurse $525
Latinos Pro Education Food, diapers for families $7,350
LaCasa 211 Navigator $17,680
Goshen College Student relief $25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart Co. PPE, temp scanners, safe work $7,980
Salvation Army of Elkhart Collaborative COVID-19 working families assistance $60,000
Women's Care Center Diapers, formula, emergency assistance $6,000
Latinos Pro Education At-risk food distribution $5,400
Elkhart Community Schools ECS staff childcare $950