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COVID-19 Response fund FAQs

HOW WILL THIS FUND WORK?

Given the evolving nature of this situation, the fund is designed to be flexible and to get proceeds to nonprofit organizations serving those in need with minimal bureaucracy and a sense of urgency. Any 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Kennebec Valley is eligible to request funds. Funds will be released on a weekly basis as fundraising continues, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs.

How can i donate?

Note: Any donations received after June 30, 2020, will be used toward long-term COVID-19 response and recovery of UWKV partner programs through our Community Care Fund.

  • Text the word GiveKV to 207-315-9270
  • Complete the secure form here
  • Send check to:
    United Way of Kennebec Valley
    c/o COVID-19 Response Fund
    121 Commercial St.
    Augusta, ME 04330

I’M AN INDIVIDUAL WHO’S BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19. CAN THIS FUND HELP ME?

We understand many individuals and families have been affected by the outbreak. While the Fund is not able to provide grants to individuals, we are funneling resources to community-based organizations that have a history of supporting local residents and families who are most affected by emerging health, economic, and social impacts. If you are looking for individual resources now, please contact 211 Maine. This service is available by dialing 211 (or 1-866-811-5695), texting your ZIP code to 898-211, or emailing info@211maine.org.

I WANT TO DONATE. CAN I RESTRICT MY FUNDING TO A SPECIFIC ORGANIZATION?

To ensure we move resources as efficiently as possible and respond to the needs of organizations most impacted, we cannot consider restricted donations. The COVID-19 Response Fund was created to provide a coordinated response to our region’s immediate needs.

IS THERE A GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF FOCUS FOR THE FUND?

Yes, the COVID-19 Response Fund for Kennebec Valley will only fund community-based organizations serving the following towns: Augusta, Chelsea, East Vassalboro, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Sidney, South China, Vienna, Wayne, West Gardiner, Windsor and Winthrop.

Do You SHARE WHO YOU FUND?

The list of recipients can be found here and will continue to be updated regularly.

MY ORGANIZATION IS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR covid-19 funding. CAN WE BE CONSIDERED?

We understand the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting nonprofits in many ways, including increased demand for services, lost revenue due to closures, as well as other challenges. In order to move resources quickly, we have a streamlined application process for the Fund. If you are a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the Kennebec Valley, you may apply here:

CLICK TO REQUEST FUNDING FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

who can i contact with further questions?

General questions and inquiries about the COVID-19 Response Fund can be directed to Michelle Boyer at mboyer@uwkv.org.

WAS THIS FUND FEATURED ON THE MAINE UNITED TELETHON?

Yes! A HUGE thank you to our incredible Maine United telethon sponsors. Because of them, and amazing viewers like you, we were able to raise over $633,000 statewide to help people right here in Maine who are struggling with the effects of COVID-19. THANK YOU.

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