Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued its first round of grants totaling $113,511.
The initial grants were given to Abilis, Filling in the Blanks, Food Rescue US, Jewish Family Services and YWCA of Greenwich. The GUW Board of Directors and Grants Committee volunteers, including Greenwich selectperson Jill Oberlander, reviewed proposals from local agencies, conducted a deep dive into each organization’s financials, and assessed the recovery needs.
“Thanks to the tireless dedication of our volunteers and board and the incredible generosity of this community, we were able to quickly raise the funds to efficiently and effectively issue grants to the organizations in town helping those who need it most at this difficult time,” said David Rabin, CEO of Greenwich United Way. “I am especially grateful for the Town of Greenwich’s very forward-thinking approach to this crisis and its initial contribution of $100,000 that funded this first round of grants.”
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.