Nonprofit and community organizations providing services in Coos County or Curry County who need assistance due to conditions caused directly by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for an Emergency Relief grant award (up to $1,500) from United Way of Southwestern Oregon. Our June application cycle is now open. Applications are due Friday, June 5, 2020 @ 5pm. Please click here to download the application and instructions.

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 $45,000 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. The list of April 2020 Emergency Relief grant recipients 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, 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.