Marshall County Disaster Recovery Fund

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About The Fund

In May of 2020 in cooperation with community leaders the Community Foundation of Marshall County (CFMC) established the Marshall County Disaster Recovery Fund (MCDRF) to support our most negatively impacted populations as they face the effects of COVID-19.  On August 10, 2020 this fund became a “dual” fund as it was activated to support derecho relief and recovery efforts.  The MCDRF provides an opportunity for the public to give with the reassurance their donations will be used to quickly move resources to where they are most needed and to adapt to evolving long term needs following a disaster. The flexibility of the fund will ensure that the community will be able to respond to needs that are not being met, local, state and federal programs and also support non-profit organizations to expand their operations to meet increased needs.  CFMC intends that MCDRF will be a permanent Foundation Fund to support future disaster needs when the arise.  Marshall County has  proven time and time again that we are better together and this collaborative spirit will once again prevail as we support our neighbors in need.  This fund is currently in “inactive” status and will be activated when the next disaster occurs.  We encourage donors to donate to this fund now so we have funds available for immediate needs following a disaster.

Grants from this fund…..

COVID-19 Relief Grants:  Child Abuse Prevention Services (Individual Assistance), Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce (Personal Protective Equipment grant to Chamber Members) and Marshalltown Community School District (Student Transportation)

Derecho Relief Grants: Salvation Army (Food Boxes), YSS of Marshall County (Transitional Living Items) and Mid Iowa Community Action (Individual Assistance)

Derecho Recovery Grants: Goodwill ($700 – New Sign), Senior Citizens Center ($4,516 – Leasehold Improvements), Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown ($5,000 – Tree Removal), St. Francis Catholic School ($15,000 – Playground Equipment), Habitat for Humanity ($21,250 – Roofs for Homes), Fisher Governor Foundation ($20,000 – Tree Removal) and Jonathan’s House International ($20,000 – New Thrift Store Parking Lot).



CFMC wishes to thank the over 100 donors for their gifts of over $100,000 to the Marshall County Disaster Recovery Fund.  We recognize that the long term recovery from a disaster may take five or more years.  Donations can be made online at Donate Now or by mailing payment to CFMC, 11 North First Avenue, Marshalltown, IA 50158.  Below are some of the major donors to the fund: