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Healthcare Foundation Offers Emergency Grants

(LaPorte) - One local not-for-profit isn’t waiting around for higher-ups to provide resources for those in need.

In the wake of coronavirus shutdowns, the Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte has launched a grant program to fund organizations that are assisting in local aid.

The foundation’s board voted Wednesday to fast-track applications related to coronavirus relief.

The key thing, says Healthcare Foundation president and CEO Maria Fruth, is getting funds into the local community right away. "We are able to act quickly," she says. "We're promising a 48-hour turnaround. We're not going to make people wait."

Their efforts will roll out in two phases. Between now and May 30, organizations are able to request between $1,000 and $50,000 to support their immediate efforts.

Once the crisis situation subsides, a second phase of grant funding will take place for the community’s long-term needs.

The Healthcare Foundation has also launched a resource hub on its website, which contains COVID-19 data and links to other resources for assistance, including help with food, transportation, and medical treatment. You can find all this information at hflaporte.org.

For a grant application, visit

For questions and further information, email Maria Fruth at mfruth@hflaporte.org.

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