Apr 21, 2020

United Way of Dane County Announces Emergency Funding to Local Organizations

From the generosity of more than 1,000 donors, United Way of Dane County announces that 36 applications representing more than 90 organizations will receive approximately $1.5 million in grant funding through the Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund.

The Fund was launched March 13th in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of Dane County and Selfless Ambition, and it ultimately raised $2 million. $425,000 was granted to local organizations in the first phase of the granting process. You can read more about the investments here. Additional dollars were designated by donors to local organizations and other United Ways.

The remaining $1.5 million has been awarded to these organizations to support Coronavirus-related food, housing and flexible funding needs.

Starting March 20, United Way of Dane County received 100 applications totaling more than $3.4 million in requests. Since then a 17-member volunteer committee reviewed the applications. The United Way of Dane County Board of Directors approved the recommendations and applicants have been notified of funding decisions.

For 98 years, United Way of Dane County has provided critical support to our community in times of need. By providing high-quality, well timed and coordinated services, United Way and our partners help families build their well-being faster and more effectively.

To support this nationwide collaboration starting April 30th, please visit www.UnitedWayDaneCounty.org.