In response to recent flooding and wind damage in Ashland and Bayfield Counties, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation has created the 2016 Natural Disaster Immediate Response Fund to support area nonprofits with grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The fund is designed to help nonprofits that suffered damage from the storms of July 11 and 21 so they can continue to perform vital services in their communities.
The 2016 Natural Disaster Immediate Response Fund focuses on three priorities:
Rebuilding nonprofit stability for highly effective organizations whose capability for mission fulfillment was substantially reduced by the storms. Priority will be placed on organizations that provide vital flood relief or contribute to the broader vitality and resilience of the region. Organizations working in all five Community Foundation interest areas–arts, community and economic development, education, the environment and human services–are eligible to receive support from this fund.
Addressing systemic issues resulting from the storms, including but not limited to mental health and housing needs.
Assisting individuals and families with direct assistance in the form of funds, services or goods that are provided by nonprofit organizations.
The fund does provide assistance for disaster-related capital requests–i.e. repair/replacement of damaged buildings/equipment–provided that the applicant demonstrates financial need with receipts, estimates, and/or cost estimates, has taken steps to access available insurance and requests funding that does not duplicate other disaster recovery funding the organization has received or is eligible to receive.
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The Bad River Watershed Association thanks you for your interest and support of these communities in their time of need.