Nonprofits from throughout the area are feeling the squeeze as many are challenged to increase programs to meet growing needs, while working to keep those they serve safe. This growing demand is further exasperated by lack of funding as a result of cancelled fundraising events. Many are facing unanticipated needs for funding; so, in response the White-Wilson Community Foundation has introduced a $1,000 emergency grant program.
Organizations who serve health-related needs of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa or Walton County residents are encouraged to apply for immediate funding to address unforeseen costs associated with COVID-19.
“This is one small way that we can stay true to our mission of improving the health of our community in its greatest time of need,” said WWCF Secretary Teresa Halverson. “Our goal is to quickly award funds that will address some of the unexpected needs nonprofits are now encountering. We have developed a short application form that is easy to submit, and we can quickly review. Those who are approved for funding will receive payment in as little as 10 days.”
Grant applications may be submitted by visiting whitewilsonfoundation.org
and going to the “How We Can Help You” section. Funding for these grants is made possible through events such as the annual Little Black Dress Party and the Run for the Health of It 5K/8K.
Those interested in learning more about the White-Wilson Community Foundation or its grant application process should visit the website
Photo Caption: WWCF Board Member Neko Stubblefield presented Air Force Enlisted Village President and CEO Brooke McLean an emergency health grant on May 27, 2020, for the purchase of cleaning supplies.