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Coronavirus Relief Fund

In coordination with community leaders representing the City of Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, Panhandle Health District, CDAIDE, St. Vincent de Paul, CDA School District 271, and Orchard Ridge Senior Living, United Way of North Idaho has established the CDA Coronavirus Relief Fund. We are in frequent communication with Panhandle Health District’s Incident Command and Kootenai County Emergency Operations Center. We have also identified specific populations who may be the most vulnerable during these times. Please consider a contribution to help.

 
 
 

PURPOSE OF THE FUND

This fund will be used solely for the purpose of helping those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The necessary steps to slow the transmission have included school closures and reduction in economic activity, which will have a disproportionate impact on local ALICE families and certain local population groups such as the health risk for seniors. For that reason, resources will be prioritized to organizations working directly with local population groups most affected. Those include the hospitality industry, vulnerable seniors, Pre-K and K-12 youth.

 

FUNDING PRIORITIES & GRANTMAKING PROCESS

The CDA COVID Relief Fund will work with agency representatives serving the greater Coeur d’Alene area. These representatives are working directly with agencies serving the following:
  • Hospitality/Service Industry 
  • Vulnerable Seniors
  • Pre-K Children and Child Care Providers
  • K-12 Youth 
If your organization provides service to these populations, please use the following application packet for consideration of funding:
 
This will not be a public Request for Proposal, nor will funds be distributed to individuals.
Also, be sure your organization is up to date on North Idaho Connections (https://www.northidahoconnections.org) and the Idaho 211 CareLine (https://211.idaho.gov) so those seeking services can find you. 
 

Regional COVID-19 Funds

The Idaho Community Foundation, United Ways in Idaho, and the Idaho Nonprofit Center have established a statewide COVID-19 Response Fund for Idaho. Contributions made to the North Region of the fund will be distributed to the 10 northern counties. Click here for more information on the statewide COVID-19 Response Fund. To make a donation to the North Region, click here. The Innovia Foundation has also developed a COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund, split into two funds for the 10 eastern Washington counties and 10 north Idaho counties they serve. For more information, click here.
 

PLEASE HELP TODAY

To make a contribution to the CDA Coronavirus Relief Fund, please click here or text CDACOVID to 40403 to give. UWNI will not retain administrative fees for this fund, however, there are credit card processing fees associated with the system. Thank you for caring about those in our community who will be most impacted by this pandemic. Please be safe and considerate of those around you... and those around them.
 
Stay Informed: Call the Panhandle Health District hotline 877-415-5225 or visit http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/covid-19/ for updates
For individuals seeking assistance or information, call 2-1-1, visit https://211.idaho.gov or https://www.northidahoconnections.org