The Greenwich United Way has established the Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund in order to provide disaster relief and recovery efforts for Greenwich residents experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
Funds raised will go to local agencies supporting relevant relief.
Local non-profit organizations interested in applying should visit https://greenwichunitedway.org to complete an application for grant funds.
The Greenwich United Way Grants Committee will review all proposals from local agencies, conduct a deep dive into each organization’s financials, and review the recovery needs. Grant funds are expected to be used for basic essentials and food assistance, emergency medical expenses, rental relief and childcare assistance.
“The Greenwich United Way exists specifically to serve the community at moments like this. It is during a crisis that Greenwich shows its strength in solidarity by supporting those in our town who are struggling,” said David Rabin, CEO of Greenwich United Way. “Now is the time for every business and resident that is able to help us help those in need in our town. We will uncover the unmet needs at this difficult time and fund efficient, effective solutions. I encourage fellow residents to do all they can to support their neighbors facing these unforeseen challenges.”
Donations can be made to the Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund here. Please note COVID-19 on any donation made by check.
The Greenwich United Way (GUW) shares a name with approximately 1,200 other similar organizations across the nation, although the Greenwich, Connecticut division is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer-driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the health, educational and self-sufficiency needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful, lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and on-going research, the organization is able to directly grant the funds necessary to accomplish this goal. The Greenwich United Way also invests in and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad-based community needs with partnering nonprofit agencies. For more information, visit https://greenwichunitedway.org