Areas of Greatest Need


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties launched the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to help support local agencies providing access to food and to mental and behavioral health services. As of September 10, 2020, we have awarded $288,500 in COVID relief funding to the following organizations: 


Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties (Pasco & Prosser locations)

Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington

Central Church Lunch Buddies

Chaplaincy Health Care

Children's Developmental Center

Columbia Basin College Foundation

Columbia Industries 

Communities in Schools

Desert Harbor/Family Resource Center

Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

Elijah Family Homes

Grace Clinic

Impact Compassion Center

Lutheran Community Services

Mirror Ministries

Modern Living Services

Partners for Early Learning

Planned Parenthood/Tri-Cities Mutual Aid Network

Richland Seniors Association

Riverview Food Bank

Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery

Salvation Army

Senior Life Resources Northwest

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Support, Advocacy, and Resource Center

The ARC of Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities Diversity and Inclusion Council

Tri-Cities Food Bank

Washington State University Tri-Cities Foundation


The COVID-19 rapid response fund has now wrapped up and we are transitioning to ongoing community recovery and rebuilding efforts. Donations toward COVID recovery received before December 31, 2020 are still eligible for for matching funds from All in Washington for COVID recovery.


New community impact grants will be announced in late September. These grants will run for a 14-month period from November 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Please check back here at that time for a list of funded partners and to learn more about how we're putting donations toward the areas of greatest need in our community.