COVID-19: Additional COVID-19 Emergency Relief funding is now available for Coos and Curry nonprofits, community organizations, and other agencies impacted by the pandemic. There is no formal application process for this funding. Please Contact Us to share any ongoing, urgent, or emerging needs that may benefit from an emergency relief grant award.

2020 OREGON WILDFIRES: Nonprofit and community organizations in Coos County and Curry County who are assisting residents displaced by the 2020 wildfires are invited to Contact Us to share any emerging needs.

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

Emergency Relief

COVID-19: Grant awards support Coos County and Curry County nonprofit organizations needing assistance due to conditions caused directly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March 2020-February 2021, we distributed over $250,000 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. Additional funding was made available in Fall 2021. Nonprofits and community organizations receiving awards can be found below.

The need continues! To donate to our Emergency Relief Fund, please click the PayPal link below, or mail a check to UWSWO, PO Box 1288, Coos Bay, OR 97420 (please include “covid-19” in the memo field). Your donation will be distributed to local nonprofits and community organizations most in need during this time. 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, Oregon Community Foundation, Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, and numerous local individuals for their generous donations toward our emergency relief efforts.

Donors or nonprofit/community 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.

Full list of COVID-19 grant recipients:
Alternative Youth Activities
Bandon Community Youth Center
Bandon Good Neighbors
Bear Cupboard Food Pantry
Bob Belloni Ranch, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon
Brookings Church of the Nazarene
Brookings Harbor Community Helpers/Brookings Harbor Food Bank
Charleston Fishing Families
Charleston Food Bank
Christian Help of Gold Beach Food Bank
Christian Help Thrift Store
Coastal Home Health & Hospice
Coastline Neighbors
Common Good Food Bank
Common Ground Mediation
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Coos County Friends of Public Health
Coos Hispanic Leadership Coalition
Coquille Back Pack Buddies
Curry County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council
Curry Homeless Coalition
Disability Rights Oregon
Every Child Coos
Every Child Curry
First Presbyterian Church
Foster Parent Association of Coos/Curry
Gold Beach Senior Center
Growing Through It/HRACC
Harmony & Me Music Outreach
Harmony United Methodist Church
HIV Alliance
Kairos Coastline Services
Kids’ HOPE Center
Knights of the Columbus Council 1261
Langlois Public Library
Myrtle Point Food Bank
Oasis Advocacy & Shelter
Operation Rebuild Hope
ORCCA South Coast Food Share
Oregon Coast Wrestling Academy
Port Orford Public Library
Powers Food Pantry
Restoration Worship Center Food Pantry
Salvation Army of Coos Bay
SDA 3rd St Food Pantry
South Coast Business/Area Agency on Aging
South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care
South Coast Together
St Timothy’s Community Kitchen
St Timothy’s Episcopal Church
Star of Hope
The ARK Project
The Devereux Center
The SAFE Project
Wally’s House
Waterfall Community Health Center
Youth ERA