Your generosity will help communities around the world respond, recover and rebuild to be more equitable and resilient. 95% of your donation will support those left most vulnerable by the coronavirus.Donate to the Worldwide FundSearch local United Way Funds
It's not getting any easier. Across the world, COVID-19 deaths continue to rise. In the U.S., the economic fallout continues to hit low-wage Americans the hardest, along with people of color and those lacking a college degree. One in 4 adults have had trouble paying bills, especially rent or mortgage payments. One in 6 have borrowed money from friends or gotten food from a food bank. Half the adults who lost a job due to COVID-19 are still unemployed. And 211, the go-to information resource in the U.S. and Canada, is still fielding more than double its normal calls, mostly for help with housing, bills and food. At the same time, community services are strained, unable to meet demand.
United Way Worldwide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is helping communities respond, recover, reimagine and rebuild. We’re doing all we can to mitigate immediate impact, but no one knows what's required to rebuild communities while additional waves of the virus hit. We must rebuild better, reimagining a "new normal" that results in more equitable and resilient communities.
Please be aware that financial assistance related to COVID-19 is not available for individuals everywhere.
United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We're in 95% of all U.S. communities, and in 40+ countries and territories across the world. Wherever we are, United Way connects people to local resources and the latest information. We've always been focused on the underlying social problems, and those problems are magnified now. You can choose to donate to communities most in need internationally or in the U.S. See how local United Ways are responding to COVID-19. Together, we can make sure the most vulnerable are protected.