Request for Support from Neighbor Relief Fund for Marion County

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the community spread occurring within the Central Indiana community, CICF has created the Neighbor Relief Fund for Marion County to support projects and services responding to the effects that the coronavirus will undoubtedly have on our most vulnerable residents and communities.

While the Neighbor Relief Fund for Marion County will be managed with fluidity given the rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic, it will

  • align with CICF’s mission and commitment to equity
  • be resident-engaged
  • prioritize neighborhood-based, grassroots organizations that are registered as a 501(c)(3) or have a fiscal agent serving marginalized neighborhoods and/or communities of color with programs that are easily accessible and provide meaningful relief to residents during this critical time.

The overarching intent of this fund is to ensure that residents have access to the resources they say they need.

Target populations include:
  • children and youth (specifically those whose schools have suspended school-based services)
  • residents without health insurance or sick days
  • high-risk senior populations
  • those with limited English proficiency
  • health care workers
  • low-wage and hourly workers that have been laid off
  • communities of color
  • economically vulnerable populations
  • residents of these zipcodes: 46201, 46205, 46208, 46218, 46222, 46235, 46268, 46203 and 46225
Grants will be up to $35,000 to provide support for such efforts as (but not limited to):
  • Projects that protect and support seniors
  • Hunger relief and academic support for children affected by school closures
  • Access to prompt and adequate emergency services for homeless individuals
  • Translation services and materials related to medical care for our residents with limited English language proficiency
  • Temporary economic relief for those suffering from COVID-19 related impacts, closures or employment terminations
  • Other COVID-19 related issues and causes

Applications will be reviewed and determinations will be made within 3 weeks of when the application is submitted.

The first round of funds will be disbursed in mid-April.

Organization Information

Project Information

Is this a new service/project?
Are you receiving financial support from other COVID-19 relief initiatives: *

Funding Request

How would you use emergency funding? Provide a brief narrative description of the actual project costs and how much of the total amount requested would be allocated for each item.

Resident Contacts

Please provide contact information for two residents likely to be served by this project. A member of CICF’s staff may reach out to request their feedback related to this project.

Final Thoughts

REPORTING
You will be asked to fill out a one-page report related to how a grant was implemented and funding was utilized.

IN CLOSING
Regardless of the outcome of this application, CICF truly appreciates the work that you are doing on behalf of our community at this time of great and unprecedented need. While there is both anxiety and uncertainty related to the impact that this pandemic may have on our city, it is due to organizations like yours that we shall both address and overcome the challenges in which we will face. Thank you for your tireless commitment to our community. We cannot express our gratitude for your service enough. Please stay safe.