The Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (C-CERF) is a community fund established by founding partners Lilly Endowment Inc., Central Indiana Community Foundation (through the Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation), Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation and United Way of Central Indiana to support human services organizations and the individuals and families they serve who are affected directly and indirectly by the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.
United Way of Central Indiana is administering C-CERF and is bringing its substantial expertise to this effort. You can also help your neighbors in this time of uncertainty and unprecedented need by donating to this fund.
TODAY’S UPDATE – MARCH 24, 2020:
- The Task Force of the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund announced a first wave of grants to 46 human service organizations in the six-county region today. More than $7.3 million has been awarded from a new community economic relief fund organized to help individuals and families affected by COVID-19.
- The first funding round, totaling $7,305,000, prioritized child care for health care workers and first responders, food access, homeless shelters, resources for seniors and immigrants, disaster planning and infrastructure support, and multi-service neighborhood centers.
- As of today, more than $17.8 million has been donated to the Fund. 100% of all donations to the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund’s website will go directly to organizations who are serving those in need due to the pandemic.
Congratulations to these organizations for serving our communities during this crisis. We have worked with quite a few of these organizations over the last twenty years.
Our current clients that received this funding included the following:
Despite this crisis funding, we would encourage you to financially support these organizations and our clients at this time. Individuals may donate to the fund by texting HELP2020 to 91999 or by visiting covid19cerf.org.