Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund

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Relief Fund Announced

(Montgomery, AL) March 20, 2020 - We are living in truly unprecedented times that bring uncertainty in all areas of life. The Central Alabama Community Foundation and River Region United Way are collaborating to address the most vital needs of people across the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. In the coming weeks and months, our goal is to solve problems together and help people by providing needed resources to local nonprofit partners, equipping them to put their mission statements into practice.

Jointly, we are announcing a $200,000 Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund to support nonprofit emergency response and recovery efforts in the River Region area of Central Alabama and the Wiregrass. The Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will focus on 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs and/or health and wellness efforts related to the COVID-19 emergency and its aftermath.

How Can a Nonprofit Apply for Funds?

Applications for the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund will open April 1, 2020, and grants will begin to be awarded on April 15, 2020. The grants will be limited to $2,500 per 501(c)3 nonprofit organization's application (requests for individual assistance are not eligible).

Applications will be accepted and responded to on a continuing basis. Organizations receiving a grant may apply for additional funds after expending the initial award. Applications will be available at on April 1, 2020.

How Can I Donate to the Relief Fund?

We encourage foundations, businesses and individuals wishing to support our combined efforts to join our organizations in this work. Gifts to the Community COVID-19 United Relief Fund can be made by mailing a check or giving online.

To give securely online, click on the red button, below. Important note: Be sure to type "COVID-19 Relief" in the Comments section of the online donation form.

To mail a check, please make it payable to "River Region United Way." Important note: write "COVID-19 Relief" on the memo line.

River Region United Way
P.O. Box 868
Montgomery, AL 36101


Contact Jimmy Hill at 334.323.2500 or

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