COVID-19 Response Fund

The COVID-19 Response Fund was created in a quick response to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations. The fund was formed by a group of philanthropic, government, and business partners, and it is housed at United Way.

Awards and causes are posted online at the COVID-19 Response Fund Website.

A Frequently Asked Question page provides information about eligibility, application, and other questions you may have.

Here are two of the Q&A paragraphs copied from the page to inform you about eligibility and the application process:

Who is eligible for funding?

Based upon the charitable structure of the COVID-19 Response Fund, our grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities. We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations.

My organization is interested in resources from this Fund. Can we be considered?

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting nonprofits in many ways, including increased demand for their services, lost revenue due to closures and cancellations, as well as other challenges. We are working closely with committee members and partner groups to ensure that the grants awarded meet the greatest needs in communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. To apply for funding, please complete the form found here.