Marshfield Clinic Health System creates COVID-19 Community Support Fund
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – In response to the challenges presented by the coronavirus, Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan have established the Marshfield Clinic Health System/Security Health Plan COVID-19 Community Support Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial resources quickly and easily to local community organizations who can help “flatten the curve” by addressing local needs and issues associated with coronavirus.
As part of our support of the communities we serve, the Community Support Fund will distribute up to $400,000 to initiate or sustain efforts focused on addressing community needs associated with food insecurity, childcare, elder care, emergency transportation or other challenges due to the statewide public health emergency. Eligible organizations include 501(c) non-profits, local government agencies, public health departments and school districts. Non-501c organizations may partner with another 501c to apply for funding.
“This rapid response funding is just one way we are trying to help support our communities and community organization address local needs associated with COVID-19, such as social distancing measures, assuring continued access to needed basic services and so forth,” said Jay Shrader, vice president of Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Center for Community Health Advancement.
Additional eligibility and funding information, along with the application can be found at https://marshfieldclinic.smapply.org/prog/COVID-19.