United Way COVID-19 Local Relief Fund
Providing Essential Resources to Low-Income Families

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As the nation responds to the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) has announced the creation of the United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) COVID-19 Local Relief Fund to provide essential resources for low-income households whose lives have been disrupted by the outbreak.

UWCCR will partner with local nonprofits who will work with low-income households in their geographic areas to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Funds will be provided to those whose level of need has been amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofit partners will identify and qualify affected low-income households to receive funds. Once a family is approved, they will be given access to Family Independence Initiative (FII) UpTogether online platform.

This platform will allow qualified low-income households to receive a one-time $500 allocation within 48 hours of applying. The platform also provides access to its long-term social networking component that has routinely demonstrated success in helping families achieve financial stability. UWCCR and FII will provide all of these services for free, allowing 100% of donations to go to those households who need help. 

Donations received directly on the UWCCR COVID-19 Relief Fund page will provide funding to low-income households in our five-county service area. Nonprofit partners for Sacramento County have been selected. Nonprofit partners are now being recruited for Amador, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties.

UWCCR also will distribute Donate4Sacramento funds focused on the “SUPPORT FAMILIES” area using the same model as our COVID-19 Local Relief Fund, but only providing assistance to low-income households in the city and county of Sacramento. 

We hope that community members will consider supporting the UWCCR COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. Donations can be made online or by texting “LocalRelief” to 41-444. 

More questions? Visit our FAQ’s about the fund.