COVID-19 Response Fund



Supporting local non-profit organizations serving our community's most vulnerable neighbors

Central Missouri's health and human service organizations are experiencing a surge in demand for services from neighbors and communities significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

It's critical that these organizations have the resources they need to continue to operate at the highest capacity. Your donation will support the agencies that are ensuring our neighbors can access basic needs in this time of crisis.

Our COVID-19 Response Fund is helping our community meet the crisis-related needs and supporting recovery throughout the United Way of Central Missouri service area; including Camden, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage and Phelps and southern Callaway counties. 100% of donations given to the United Way of Central Missouri COVID-19 Response Fund will be used to serve intermediate and long-term response efforts. 

United Way of Central Missouri is grateful to every donor who has contributed to our COVID-19 Response Fund. We'd also like to extend a special thank you to Missouri Foundation for Health for their incredible $100,000 gift. Thank you so much for your incredible generosity and for helping our neighbors and our community recover at this time of uncertainty. We are truly grateful!

Note: The CARES Act creates a $300 'above the line' nonitemizer deduction for 2020. Please contact your tax advisor for further information or for any questions. Thank you for remembering the United Way of Central Missouri in your charitable giving.


United Way of Central Missouri COVID-19 Response Fund FAQs

What will my donation support? Your donation will help support 501(c)(3) health and human service agencies in the United Way of Central Missouri service area who are providing increased access to basic needs; such as emergency food and basic supplies, rent and mortgage assistance, utility assistance, childcare nonprofit safety and operations assistance. To learn more about our COVID Response & Recovery Grant opportunity made possible through this fund, click here.

Can I pay by check? Yes. Please send checks made payable to United Way of Central Missouri to 205 Alameda Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109. Please indicate 'COVID-19 Response Fund' in the memo field of your check.

Can a family apply for resources from the Fund? All funds will be allocated to local 501(c)(3) health and human service agencies in the 9 counties served by the United Way of Central Missouri. These agencies will disperse services and supplies to those in need.

What if my organization wants to apply to the Fund?  Our COVID Response & Recovery Grant application deadline closed July 10, 2020.

Will all of the money donated go to the community? Yes. 100% of all donations will go directly to support services and supplies for those in need.

Can I designate my donation to a specific organization? The United Way of Central Missouri COVID-19 Response Fund is a general fund to support those most in need. We encourage you to give to directly to any specific health and human service providers you would like to support.

What are the most current updates regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in central Missouri? Please visit our COVID-19 Response & Resource page for information about community resources, as well as links to area county health department websites, the City of Jefferson website and the Center for Disease Control website.