COVID-19 Community Relief Second Round of Grants Issued

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued its second round of grants totaling $13,500 for Kids In Crisis and Meals on Wheels. The GUW Board of Directors and Grants Committee volunteers, including Greenwich selectperson Jill Oberlander, continues to review proposals from local agencies, conducting a deep dive into each organization’s financials, and assessing the specific recovery-related needs.

“As more and more Greenwich residents are homebound due to COVID-19, requests for meal delivery increase significantly day after day,” said Debra Schwartz, Vice President of Meals on Wheels. “This grant – our first ever from the Greenwich United Way – helps us feed those in our town facing food insecurity.”

“Our Grants Committee is thoroughly reviewing and assessing grant applications as quickly as possible to turn around and issue grants as fast and effectively as we can while holding true to our process,” said David Rabin, CEO of Greenwich United Way. “The unmet needs in town continue to grow and the GUW is here to help our funded agencies provide those essentials. We are inspired by the organizations in town that have risen to address the challenging circumstances that this crisis has put on all of us.”

The Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund provides disaster relief and recovery efforts for Greenwich residents experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Grant applications are still being accepted for non-profit local agencies supporting relevant relief efforts and can be submitted to GUW’s Director of Community Impact, Robert Moore at Donations can be made to the fund here.

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