COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Application

COVID-19 Community Response Fund

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties is accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations that are ensuring access to food and mental and behavioral health services is available for people within Benton and Franklin Counties.

Funding Levels

United Way will provide grants of $3,000 to $5,000 on a rolling basis—as donations are received. Available funds are fully dependent on donations received through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund; if funds are available, an agency may be eligible for multiple disbursements.

Application Process

To facilitate a rapid response, nonprofits complete a one-page, online application.

Applications are welcomed from any 501c3 organization that provides food or mental and behavioral health services for people in Benton or Franklin Counties and meets minimum requirements as a 501(c)3 organization (listed at the beginning of the application).  

How to Apply

Applications open on March 25, 2020 and will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received and as funds become available. The online application can be accessed here.

Applications must be completed online.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions or need technical assistance, please contact United Way at or (509) 581-3939.