COVID-19 Recovery Fund

United Way of Washtenaw County - COVID-19 Community Relief Fund is Transitioning to Phase II

Thank you to all of our corporate partners and donors. Because of you we were able to reach our million dollar goal. The quick response from the community made it possible for United Way to be at the forefront for the needs of Washtenaw County.  

The COVID-19 response from United Way will now transition to the Community Recovery Fund that will continue to support the waves of critical basic needs and will help provide financial navigation services, workforce support, and education to stabilize individuals and families.  Donate today to support the Community Recovery Fund as part of phase II in our COVID-19 response efforts. 

Purpose: UWWC has established the COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund to provide ongoing support to COVID-19 recovery efforts of local human service nonprofits, community groups and United Way of Washtenaw County.  Our goal?  Help providers return their operations to “steady state” and ensure continued support to populations most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Funding Priorities: In keeping with UWWC’s vision and mission, we will continue to prioritize organizations and groups:

-        Whose work benefits people with low incomes, communities of color, and historically and/or systematically marginalized people (Heres why) (Heres the local data)

-        Whose primary program participants or services are offered in 48197/98 and rural Washtenaw County 

 In addition to the above, the recovery fund is supporting organizations and groups:

- Basic Needs: meeting the critical and emergent needs of populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

- Financial Stability for Individuals: supporting individuals who have experienced a loss in income and/or employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic through financial navigation and workforce supports

- K-12 Education Supports: ensuring continuity of community supports and services to children and youth


Click here to view grant investments made from the Recovery Fund.


We would like to recognize and thank the following organizations and companies for their help and support, including the the Song Foundation, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Bank of Ann Arbor, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Consumers Energy, Google, Huntington Bank, Hylant, James A. and Faith Knight Foundation, KeyBank, Laurie and Tim Wadhams, Meijer, NetScout, RTI, Speckhard-Knight Charitable Foundation, Toyota and The Weiser Family.**

***Please note: We are pleased to recognize all of our corporate donors to the Community Relief Fund.  Also recognized are individuals and donor-advised fundholders who gave $50,000 or more to this fund.