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


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

UWCCR partnered with local nonprofits who worked with low-income households in their geographic areas to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Funds were provided to those whose level of need has been amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofit partners were selected in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties. The fund is winding down as of the end of June 2020, and to date we have provided 1,145 families with a $500 one-time distribution.  

Nonprofit partners identified and qualified affected low-income households to receive funds. Once a family was approved, they were given access to Family Independence Initiative (FII) UpTogether online platform.

This platform allowed qualified low-income households to receive a one-time $500 allocation within 48 hours of applying. The platform also provided access to its long-term social networking component that has routinely demonstrated success in helping families achieve financial stability. 

UWCCR, our nonprofit partners and FII provided all of these services for free, allowing 100% of donations to go to those households who need help. 

UWCCR also distributed  Donate4Sacramento funds contributed to the “SUPPORT FAMILIES” area and provided direct monetary assistance to low-income households in the city and county of Sacramento using the same model as the UWCCR COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The UWCCR Relief Fund has closed as of June 30,2020. UWCCR will make final distributions with any remaining dollars received.

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