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United Way Awards Grants to Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

United Way of the Capital Region Awards Basic Needs Response and Recovery Fund Grants

The United Way of the Capital Region COVID-19 Basic Needs Response and Recovery Fund was launched to support our trusted United Way partners that provide food, clothing and shelter services in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. As of May 18, 2020, we’ve raised $259,179 from individual and corporate supporters.

First and Second Rounds of Grants Awarded
Grants (maximum of $10,000) were awarded to the following nonprofit organizations that provide emergency basic needs services to individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. All agencies have a trusted partnership with United Way of the Capital Region.

  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Harrisburg: $5,000 to support temporary emergency housing for 35 individuals.
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank: $10,000 to support crisis response food boxes for 1,875 individuals.
  • Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area: $10,000 to provide rent assistance, security deposits and short-term hotel stays for 50 individuals.
  • CONTACT Helpline, Inc.: $5,120 to support the increase in call volume. CONTACT Helpline supports 211, a non-emergency information and referral service.
  • Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties: $10,000 to provide emergency shelter and food for 30 individuals and their families.
  • Harrisburg Area YMCA: $10,000 to provide food preparation and delivery to 700 individuals, primarily children and senior citizens.
  • Health Ministries of Christ Lutheran Church: $5,000 to provide food, clothing and shelter to 25 individuals.
  • International Service Center – $5,000 for PPE supplies for staff and clients which will help the agency reactivate their food pantry which serves 500 individuals.
  • Jewish Family Services – $2,500 for Kosher Meals on Wheels and non-Kosher medically appropriate meals for 50 senior citizens.
  • Join Hands Ministry: $10,000 to provide rent and utility assistance to 185 individuals in Perry County.
  • Keystone Human Services: $7,500 to provide food and medical supply kits for residential homes serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnoses and autism.
  • Latino Hispanic American Community Center: $5,000 to support translation services and access to food.
  • Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church – $10,000 to provide food, clothing, shelter, and utility bills for 240 individuals.
  • New Hope Ministries: $10,000 to provide food, and rental and utility assistance for 60 individuals.
  • The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region: $10,000 to provide food for 2,400 individuals.
  • Shalom House: $4,000 to provide shelter for 15 individuals.
  • Tri-County OIC – $2,500 for food, medication, and transportation for 100 individuals.
  • Upper Dauphin Human Services: $6,000 to support utility costs for 100 individuals.

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