Nonprofit and community organizations providing services in Coos County or Curry County, Oregon who need assistance due to conditions caused directly by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for an Emergency Relief award (up to $1,500) from United Way of Southwestern Oregon. Applications are due on the 10th of the month @ 5pm. Our monthly application process will remain open until emergency relief funds are expended. Please click here to download the application and instructions:

Priority will be given to organizations providing services in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. Please note that United Way of Southwestern Oregon does not award COVID-19 emergency relief funding to individuals, political advocacy/lobbying organizations, or organizations requesting funding for religious purposes.

Information for donors is below. Thank you for your support.

Emergency Relief – COVID-19

Our COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund provides grant awards to Coos County and Curry County nonprofit organizations needing assistance due to conditions caused directly by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, we have distributed over $107,000 to local organizations including those providing food/meals; hospice care; mental health services; services for youth, domestic violence survivors, and child abuse prevention; services for persons with disabilities and persons experiencing homelessness; and residents in need of financial aid assistance. Our April 2020 awardees can be found here; June 2020 awardees can be found here.

To donate to our Emergency Relief Fund, please click the PayPal link below (please include “covid-19” in the note field), or mail a check to UWSWO, PO Box 1288, Coos Bay, OR 97420 (please include “covid-19” in the memo field). 100% of your donation to this fund will be distributed to local community organizations. If you would like your donation to be put toward a specific county, please make a note of that on your contribution.

Our sincerest thanks to Advanced Health, AllCare Health, Dutch Bros Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, the Oregon Community Foundation, Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, and numerous local individuals for their generous donations toward this fund.

Donors or nonprofit organizations are invited to use our Contact us form or call (541) 267-5202 if you have any questions.

Stay safe, stay home, Coos County and Curry County.