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COVID-19 RELIEF GRANTS

Thanks to generous community supporters, we have received funds to help local 501(c)3 organizations provide critical services to members in our community dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Apply below to be considered for funding.  (Grant receipt is dependent on funding availability).  

Many thanks to our generous supporters who have provided funds for this grant opportunity: United Way Worldwide, Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola Consolidated,  Navy Federal Credit Union and more!

YOUTH GROWTH STOCK TRUST GRANTS

The Youth Growth Stock Grant was established in 1992, due to the late Robert Short’s concern for the well being of the community’s youth.  United Way of Cumberland County is the trust administrator. Each year, grants are awarded to local programs, initiatives, schools and scholarships that specifically benefit Cumberland County youth.

THE EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER PROGRAM (EFSP) GRANT

This grant is for local recipient organizations to use EFSP funds for mass shelter, mass feeding, food distribution through food pantries, food banks and food vouchers, pass due utility payments to prevent service disconnections, past due rent/mortgage assistance to prevent evictions and to assist people that are leaving shelters with establishing stable living conditions.  Residents in need of assistance must contact the agency directly to check for availability of funds.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established on March 24, 1983, with the signing of the "Jobs Stimulus Bill", Public Law 98-8.  That legislation created a National Board, chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency "FEMA" that consisted of representatives of the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.   For more information, please click from the links below.

UNITED WAY OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY (UWCC) PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FUNDING GRANT

A grant to support ongoing programs that align with our community impact focus areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Critical Basic Needs.

Our Impact In 2019

  • People Helped

    213,556

  • Volunteer Hours

    9,585

  • Funds Granted

    $509,010

  • Volunteers

    471

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