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Respond, Recover, Reimagine Grants

United Way of Lane County

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Fields of work: Civic Affairs Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Early Childhood Development Child Care Services Affordable Housing Food Access & Hunger Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Lane County, Oregon

Location of residency: Lane County, Oregon

About this funder:



As an organization dedicated to the well-being of our community, United Way of Lane County (UWLC) is closely monitoring Lane County’s initial reopening and determining how to help local communities respond, recover, and reimagine a stronger, more equitable and antiracist future. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we remain committed to ensuring families are healthy and stable, children enter kindergarten ready to learn, students are successful in elementary school, and youth are on a pathway to productivity. 

We recognize that the pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated persistent challenges many children, families and communities experienced pre-COVID-19 due to race, geography, income and other factors. With this fund and future funding opportunities, UWLC is dedicated to investing both in immediate needs and in making strategic changes to address inequities and disparities throughout Lane County.


United Way of Lane County’s Respond, Recover, Reimagine grants are designed to support the efforts of nonprofit and community organizations helping people in our community who are experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund will support both immediate basic needs and efforts to address systemic inequities that contribute to health, education and economic disparities throughout Lane County.

Intended Outcomes

Address community recovery needs, including: access to safe & affordable housing; access to affordable healthy food; access to early childhood development and safe/nurturing environments; access to physical, behavioral, mental and oral health care. 

Advance efforts to create more equitable outcomes for our priority populations, including but not limited to civic engagement, voter registration, policy change, advocacy and other strategic efforts. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must provide services in Lane County, Oregon have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, be classified as a public entity, or have a qualified fiscal sponsor (i.e. a sponsoring tax-exempt organization). 
  • Applicants may submit more than one application. 


  • For this funding opportunity, United Way of Lane County will prioritize proposals that serve the following communities:
    • American Indian/ Alaska Native (AI/AN), Asian, Black, Latinx, Multiracial, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations
    • Rural areas of Lane County
    • Under-represented and/or underserved populations including, but not limited to people living with physical and cognitive disabilities and LGBTQ+ people
    • ALICE families (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), or families navigating poverty
  • For this funding opportunity, United Way of Lane County will prioritize proposals from organizations or coalitions led by people of color (i.e. staff & board leadership) as well as organizations grounded in the communities they seek to serve (i.e. representation on board/staff leadership, active participation in decision making).


This page was last reviewed July 10, 2020 and last updated July 10, 2020