Lane Co United Way Awards COVID-19 Response Grants, Assures More Help To Come

May 25, 2020

In the days following the coronavirus outbreak in Oregon, United Way of Lane County mobilized. The agency created a COVID-19 Response Fund to help scores of local nonprofits working on the frontlines of the pandemic. 

Credit United Way of Lane County

Over the last two months, United Way has distributed nearly $310,000 countywide. Marketing Director Christie Costello says small grants were awarded every two weeks.

“This was providing funds to non-profits who were offering food boxes, rental assistance, family supports and so many other things to those who were most impacted.”

Costello says local donors and foundations responded swiftly to help United Way build the fund. Most of the Lane County community grant awards were $2,500. (See a list of recipients below.)

In mid-June, the agency will kick off the Recovery Reimagine Fund. These grants will be larger in scope and invested in local efforts to address health, education and economic inequities.  

https://www.unitedway.org/local/united-states/oregon/united-way-of-lane-county

The agency has been awarding small grants to :Lane County nonprofits that support basic human needs during the pandemic.
Credit United Way of Lane County

Here is the long list of Lane County nonprofits that have recieved United Way COVID-19 Response Fund grant awards since mid March:

·         Assistance League of Eugene

·         Boy & Girls Club of Western Lane Co    ·         Buena Vista Parent Organization

·         Coast Fork Willamette Watershed        Council

·         Community Alliance of Lane County

·         Community Outreach through Radical           Empowerment

·         Cornerstone Community Housing

·         DevNW

·         Direction Service

·         Downtown Languages

·         Eugene Education Foundation

·         Family Relief Nursery

·         First Christian Church

·         Friends of the Cottage Grove Public Library

·         Goldson Food Pantry ($1,000)

·         Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane

·         Helping Hand

·         HIV Alliance

·         Junction City Local Aid

·         Lane County Diaper Bank ($1,500)

 

·         Looking Glass Community Services

·         Lower McKenzie Community Resources

·         McKenzie River Food Pantry ($2,000)

·         Monroe Middle School

·         Parenting Now!

·         Relief Nursery, Inc.

·         Rural Organizing Project (w/ SLSD McKinney-Vento Program)

·         South Eugene Robotics Team ($1,000)

·         South Lane Mental Health Services, Inc.

·         St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County

·         TransPonder

·         Triangle Food Box

·         Willamette Family, Inc.

·         Willamette Farm and Food Coalition ($1,695)

 

·         Assistance League of Eugene

·         Boy & Girls Club of Western Lane County

·         Buena Vista Parent Organization

·         Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council

·         Community Alliance of Lane County

·         Community Outreach through Radical Empowerment

·         Cornerstone Community Housing

·         DevNW

·         Direction Service

·         Downtown Languages

·         Eugene Education Foundation

·         Family Relief Nursery

·         First Christian Church

·         Friends of the Cottage Grove Public Library

·         Goldson Food Pantry ($1,000)

·         Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane

·         Helping Hand

·         HIV Alliance

·         Junction City Local Aid

·         Lane County Diaper Bank ($1,500)

·         Looking Glass Community Services

·         Lower McKenzie Community Resources

·         McKenzie River Food Pantry ($2,000)

·         Monroe Middle School

·         Parenting Now!

·         Relief Nursery, Inc.

·         Rural Organizing Project (w/ SLSD McKinney-Vento Program)

·         South Eugene Robotics Team ($1,000)

·         South Lane Mental Health Services, Inc.

·         St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County

·         TransPonder

·         Triangle Food Box

·         Willamette Family, Inc.

·         Willamette Farm and Food Coalition ($1,695)

 

·         Alvadore Community Chest

·         Assistance League

·         Christians as Family Advocates ($1,000)

·         Cornerstone Community Housing

·         Daisy CHAIN

·         Downtown Languages

·         Eugene Mission

·         Eugene YMCA

·         Every Child Lane County

·         Family Relief Nursery

·         First Place Family Center

·         Florence Farmers Market ($1,500)

·         Florence United Methodist Church ($2,400)

·         Goldson Food Pantry

·         Helping Hands Coalition ($1,000)

·         HIV Alliance

·         Housing our Veterans

·         Junction City Local Aid

·         Lane County Diaper Bank

·         McKenzie Personnel Systems

·         Ophelia's Place

·         Oregon Energy Fund

·         Oregon Supported Living Program ($1,500)

·         Parenting Now

·         Pearl Buck Center

·         Planned Parenthood

·         Positive Community Kitchen

·         Relief Nursery

·         Row River Pantry

·         Saint Vincent de Paul

·         Senior & Disability Services

·         Siuslaw Outreach Services

·         Soup's On

·         South Lane Mental Health

·         Sponsors, Inc.

·         Square One Villages

·         The Child Center

·         TransPonder

·         Trauma Healing Project

·         Triangle Food Box

·         Willamalane's Memorial Building

·         Willamalane's Adult Activity Center