The Greenwich United Way fund has provided $325,264 of aid to 16 organizations.
GREENWICH, Conn., May 14, 2020 – The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued grants totaling $52,650 to Building One Community, Community Centers, Inc. of Greenwich (CCI) and Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG). This fifth round of grants brings the total to 16 organizations and $325,264. Earlier grants were issued to Abilis, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Caritas of Port Chester, Filling in the Blanks, Food Rescue US, the Jewish Family Services, Kids In Crisis, Meals On Wheels, Neighbor to Neighbor, Pathways, River House and YWCA of Greenwich.
After surpassing the initial target of $500,000, the fund recently increased its goal to $600,000 due to the ongoing pandemic and increasing challenges facing Greenwich residents. The GUW Board of Directors and Grants Committee volunteers, including Greenwich selectperson Jill Oberlander, continue to review proposals from local agencies, conducting a deep dive into each organization’s financials, and assessing the specific recovery-related needs.
“The crisis is far from over and we remain committed to helping any Greenwich resident in need,” said David Rabin, CEO of Greenwich United Way. “Due to the incredible generosity of our many donors, we have been able to quickly provide funds to partner organizations helping the most vulnerable in our community.”
The Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund provides disaster relief and recovery efforts for Greenwich residents experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Grant applications are still being accepted for non-profit local agencies supporting relevant relief efforts and can be submitted to GUW’s Director of Community Impact, Robert Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made to the fund here.
About Greenwich United Way
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, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.