The COVID-19 Response Fund for Northwest Arkansas was established to support local community members impacted by the novel coronavirus.
Together, we will overcome this pandemic by making sure the most vulnerable among us are protected. Your generosity will help families and people in need access critical information and services like food, shelter, and more. 100% of your donation will provide relief to those left vulnerable by the pandemic.
Flexible resources will be provided for immediate, emerging, and long-term needs to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The fund is designed to complement the work of government and public health officials to address all aspects of the outbreak in Northwest Arkansas.
The first phase of proactive and responsive grants will fund nonprofits with a one-time grant to assist with the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19 in the areas of health, education and financial stability.
United Way of Northwest Arkansas will administer the fund. An advisory committee of local funders and community institutions working directly with impacted populations will oversee the application process.
An application for organizations to request funds will be available through a link on this page by April 3.
Additional phases of future funding will be developed by evaluating the funds available, community needs, and government response.
Donations to the fund can be made by individuals, companies or organizations through the Make a Donation button located on this page or please contact Christina Hinds, Vice President Resource Development to make a donation to support the COVID-19 Response Fund for NWA at [email protected]