United Way of Wayne County’s mission is to connect resources to the needs of our community. They are continuing their mission through a partnership with the County of Wayne, which will allow the distribution of $200,000 in CARES funding to local non-profits. “We appreciate the United Way’s willingness to provide this service to our community and facilitate the grant process for COVID-19 funding. The United Way already has a process and place to review and evaluate those non-profits within our community that have been negatively affected by COVID, and to ensure that these funds get to the right hands of those in our community who are doing great work,” said County Manager Craig Honeycutt.
The applications will be evaluated by the United Way’s Community Investment Committee. This committee traditionally evaluates applications for community investment and disaster relief grants. “We are thankful for the opportunity to be able to connect with more of our Wayne County nonprofits to make sure that the most pressing needs in our community are being met,” said Sherry Archibald, UWWC Executive Director.
CRF grants must be used for programs and support that respond to COVID-19 and optimize the organization’s ability to continue to serve Wayne County. Applications should show how your organization is or has responded to COVID-19 and how the funds would help your organization realize potential. Applicants must be a 501 (c ) (3), other public charity or exempt operating foundation serving Wayne County. Applications can be requested by calling the United Way or emailing Rachel Rhodes at [email protected].