YWCA accepting applications for Emergency Relief, Community Resiliency Fund

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – YWCA La Crosse and YWCA USA are partnering with The Coca-Cola Foundation to offer grants for local community or individual projects and programs and non-profit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The total available through the partnership is $25,000.

“We are grateful to our local communities who have continued to support the YWCA La Crosse and our programs at a time when we have been unable to host the majority of our annual fundraisers,” said Lauren Journot, YWCA La Crosse Executive Director. “This opportunity from the Coca-Cola Foundation will bring much-needed funds and support to other local individuals and organizations who work alongside us to eliminate racism and empower womxn – we’re thrilled to be able to support others doing such incredible work in our community.”

For more information on the fund and to apply, click here. Applications are due August 14, 2020, with recipients being notified by August 30, 2020.

Recipients will be recognized at a virtual event in November.

Grand funds can be awarded to support (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Gas, food or supplies for low-income workers and families who have been laid off as a result of COVID-19;
  • Cash assistance, such as rent, mortgage or other costs with attaining/maintaining employment for those laid off as a result of COVID-19;
  • Unexpected programmatic expenses, such as sheltering individuals and families in hotels or alternate locations due to COVID-19 social distancing and quarantine guidelines per state;
  • Staff safety and site hygiene to ensure the procurement of appropriate disinfecting and hygiene supplies.

Learn more about the 2020 YWCA La Crosse COVID-19 Relief Fund here: YWCA La Crosse COVID19 Relief Fund