COVID-19 Recovery Fund

United Way of Washtenaw County - COVID-19 Community Relief & Recovery Fund are Now Closed
(as of 11/10/20)

Thank you to all of our corporate partners and donors. Because of you we were able to reach our million dollar goal for the COVID-19 Relief Fund and raise an additional $268,000 for recovery efforts.  We were able to leverage your dollars and our grant making practices to secure an additional $500,000 grant funded through the Michigan Task Force on Racial Disparities to support additional COVID-19 grant making as well as United Way.  You can still make a difference and give through United Way's Community Impact Fund to support the programs and agencies focused on supporting health, education and finanical stability for people in Washtenaw County:  Give to the Community Impact Fund Here

The COVID-19 Recovery Fund Information
Total Recovery Funds Distributed: $172,000 (Dec 2020)
Click here to view grant investments made from the Recovery Fund.

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

- Nonprofit Staff Supports: meeting the emergent needs of essential workers employed by local nonprofits

- 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