COVID-19 Disaster Response & Recovery Fund

Posted: Mar 25 2020

MACF Activates Special Response Fund

Minot Area Community Foundation Activates COVID-19 Disaster Response & Recovery Fund

The Minot Area Community Foundation has activated it's COVID-19 Disaster Response & Recovery Fund to accept charitable donations to support nonprofits affected by disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Disaster Response & Recovery Fund was established in 2017 to respond to community crisis or disaster. The Foundation will seed the fund with $25,000.
Contributions to this fund may be from individuals, families, businesses, private foundations, and the like, to support community response initiatives.
All gifts to this fund are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. Additionally, MACF will waive all administrative fees to ensure the dollars have the largest reach possible.   As the scope of needs is identified, the Foundation will develop a grantmaking process to distribute funds to 501(c)3 nonprofit agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and government entities. Per IRS regulations, the MACF works through recognized nonprofits and does not make grants directly to individuals.
How to Give:  
Individuals and business who would like to donate to the fund can mail a check with "MACF COVID-19 Fund" in the memo line to:  
Minot Area Community Foundation
606 Burdick Expy W Ste A Minot, ND 58701
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 701-852-0646 or email Staci.

MACF's Involvement in Disaster Philanthropy
The Minot Area Community Foundation is one of 23 community foundations and regional associations of grant makers across the Midwest participating in the Philanthropic Preparedness, Resiliency, and Emergency Partnership (PPREP) since 2014. The program provides knowledge, skills, tools and resources about disaster and the unique roles that community foundations can play within the cycle of disasters: preparedness (including strengthening resilience and adaptation), response and recovery. The program includes four primary components: learning, tools and technical assistance, grants, and network stewardship. PPREP is a project of the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy serves as the curriculum development and technical assistance partner for the program. 
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