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


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.

To date, the capital region has committed $473,000 to our United Way COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. There are now 814 families across Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties who have received their one-time $500 distribution.

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 of Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo.

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.