In uncertain times — one thing remains constant — we are facing this together and together we will do what we can to keep the communities we serve, especially the most vulnerable among us, healthy and safe.

United Way activated it’s Disaster Relief Fund at the Community Foundation to respond directly and immediately to those nonprofits on the front lines of this emergency.

Grant Eligibility & Process

Grants are limited to 501c3 nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools and other public entities. We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501c4, 501c5, and 501c6 organizations. Aid to individuals will be handled through nonprofit organizations in our area with established processes for determining need.

In order to move resources quickly and not further burden these nonprofit organizations there will not be a formal application process. Nonprofits or other community organizations engaging in immediate basic needs relief and need financial support now can email Jennifer Thatcher, Executive Director of the United Way of Dunn County, at ​jthatcher@uwaydunn.org​.

Stay up-to-date about grantmaking from this fund on the Community Foundation (​https://cfdunncounty.org/​) website.

Donating to this Fund

Please follow this link to learn how to donate to this fund: http://www.cfdunncounty.org/covid-donate​.

Information about a possible United Way and Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund within the Community Foundation

About this Fund

United Way and the Community Foundation are ready to activate a COVID-19 Community Response Fund within the Community Foundation. The fund would support nonprofit and other community organizations engaging in immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery in Dunn and Pepin counties impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

We are asking for nonprofit and donor input as we work on a cohesive and collaborative response that makes sense during a pandemic

Nonprofits are encouraged to fill out a quick survey about their needs by following this link: https://forms.gle/zA3iaBwxhtdrPxXv9​ and to sign up for listening sessions with us http://cfdunncounty.org/nonprofit-listening-session/​.

Donors, including corporations and small businesses, with the means to make a significant investment and who are seeking a coordinated effort to address short-term needs and longer-term recovery across these communities, please contact Georgina Tegart, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Dunn County at ​gtegart@cfdunncounty.org​ or 715-232-8019 for further discussion.

Our Current Thinking about Grantmaking from this Fund

Please read our most recent update to nonprofits regarding our efforts here:
http://cfdunncounty.org/update-to-nonprofits-coronavirus/

Grants are likely to be limited to 501c3 nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools and other public entities. We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501c4, 501c5, and 501c6 organizations. Aid to individuals will be handled through nonprofit organizations in our area with established processes for determining need.
The Community Foundation and United Way are currently asking for nonprofit input. Our goal is to administer grants in consultation and partnership with other community entities and in phases to help address immediate needs and short-term and longer-term impacts of the outbreak and recovery. In the beginning priority is likely to be given to community-based organizations providing basic needs services to people who are immediately and disproportionately suffering

from this crisis. It will likely follow the grantmaking process described above for the current The United Way Disaster Relief Fund. It will also include proactively identifying potential grant recipients and using input, guidance and research from organizations and others in the community to make grant decisions.

Grants will likely be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs in subsequent granting phases.

Grants from the fund will likely be recommended by an advisory committee, consisting of representatives from the Community Foundation and United Way, and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Recipients of grants will be asked to submit a brief summary of how the grant dollars were used related to the crisis relief, response or recovery efforts. Approved grantees will be published on web sites for the Community Foundation and United Way.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: United Way of Dunn County, 3375 Kothlow Ave Ste 50, Menomonie, WI, 54751, https://www.uwaydunn.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Stay up-to-date 

with our Social Media

This message is only visible to admins.

Problem displaying Facebook posts.
Click to show error

Error: Server configuration issue

with our News

Get in Touch

Contact Us

United Way of Dunn County Business Office:
United Way of Dunn County
3375 Kothlow Ave., Suite 50
PO Box 3266
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715-235-3800