United Way of Dane County COVID-19 Response
96 applications, $3.4 million requested. Decisions announced week of 4/20
As of Friday, United Way of Dane County has received nearly 100 applications for grants through our Dane County COVID-19 Emergency & Recovery Fund. The total dollars requested exceeds $3.4 million. With roughly $1 million to distribute at this point, the next step is for our committee of volunteers to review applications and make those tough decisions. We will announce the list of grantees the week of April 20. Meantime, please donate so we can gather more resources for families during this crisis. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!
– Renee Moe, CEO & President of United Way of Dane County
Our community’s response to assist our neighbors who are struggling to stay safe, healthy and financially stable during the COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming and so moving to see. See below for the latest updates.
During this COVID-19 crisis, we need your help more than ever to ensure the well-being of our neighbors. We are following best practices to ensure the safety of all volunteer opportunities posted on VolunteerYourTime.org, including offering remote volunteer opportunities. These opportunities have been carefully vetted to ensure the safety of both you and those with whom you interact.
Our United Way 211 staff recently took a call from a woman who lives far from her elderly mother and wanted to make sure she had access to food. Her mom isn’t very proactive when it comes to making meals, and the woman was worried she would go hungry since she can’t leave the house. 211 staff connected the woman with Meals On Wheels and grocery delivery options in our area, and she left the call feeling very hopeful.
This is just one of the hundreds of calls our 211 staff are receiving each day during the COVID-19 crisis. If you or anyone you know needs help, call 211. United Way of Dane County is ready to help you.
HealthConnect has helped me put some of my financial worries aside and concentrate on a living a happier lifestyle. I’m now able to pay off my debt and see my doctor on a regular basis to help with my family history of heart disease.
– 2019 HealthConnect Enrollee
Need help paying for your health insurance during these difficult times? HealthConnect can help. United Way of Dane County HealthConnect, in partnership with UW Health and Quartz Health Solutions, Inc., is a free program that pays health insurance premiums for qualifying Dane County residents.
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United Way of Dane County Foundation, Inc.
For 97 years, United Way of Dane County has fulfilled a mission of changing lives and strengthening our community. Gifts to the United Way of Dane County Foundation, Inc. sustain this mission and extend your legacy of effective, local philanthropy.
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