Welcome to our Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund online giving portal!
Thank you for considering a gift of financial support to address immediate basic needs, short term responses, and longer term recovery for our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families in the Brookings area who are impacted by this pandemic.
The Brookings Area United Way and the Brookings Foundation have partnered to offer our community a way to send your financial support as well as channel your volunteer interest.
To make a donation on this page using a credit or debit card use the "Donate now" button, or you may send a check to the Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund First Bank & Trust Attn: Jeff Lee PO Box 5057 Brookings, SD 57006.
If you'd like to offer your time in a volunteer role, please contact the Brookings Area United Way at 692-4979 or sign up at brookingsunitedway.org.
Agency Application for Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund is a collaborative effort and embraces the partnerships already in existence though our United Way. When needs go beyond the scope of those partnerships, the Fund will have the capability to step in, assess and consider what kind of relief or resources are available, and work together toward a solution.
The Brookings Foundation and the Brookings Area United Way, in consultation and in partnership with other community organizations, will administer grants from the fund in phases, initially to help address immediate needsand then throughthe short-term and longer-term impact of the pandemic outbreak and recovery. Grants will be recommended by a joint advisory committee made up of representatives from the Brookings Foundation and the Brookings Area United Way Boards of Directors.
During the immediate relief phase, priority will be given to community-based organizations providing basic needs services to people who are immediately and inordinately suffering from this pandemic. Grants will be allocated on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases making it possible to move resources quickly and to be able to adjust to the evolving needs going forward.
If you are an agency experiencing an increase in need/services, you are encouraged to complete the Brookings COVID-19 Relief Fund agency application and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.