COVID-19 Disaster Relief Funds





United Way Disaster Relief Funds

Our mission is to assist those affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic by distributing much needed funds to nonprofit partners, emergency management, and public health organizations to help meet the immediate needs not covered by government programs or other traditional relief sources. 100% of donations will be used to alleviate need within the counties of Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Worth Counties. Please note: United Way will not be giving direct assistance to individuals.  Disaster Relief Funds will be distributed to nonprofits, emergency management, and public health orgs as need arises. 

Agency Requests

Agencies requesting funds must use funds for COVID-19 related relief. Please submit the following google form. The form will be reviewed by the Disaster Response committee and funding decisions will be made as soon as possible depending on availability of funding in the relief fund. Any questions regarding the fund can be directed to Jen Arends at

United Way of North Central Iowa Response

United Way of North Central Iowa leads the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all north central Iowans. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread across our country and the world, we want you to know that we have estabished business continuity plans and practices to ensure we can continue leading that figh, and supporting those in our community who are most vulnerable and need our help. In uncertain times like these, it is our highest priority to ensure the health and safety of our staff, donors, volunteers, partners, and those who need help. Below you will find a few updates about what our team is doing to continue serving the community while keeping everyone as safe and healthy as possible. 

211 Statewide Coronavirus Hotline

211 and the Iowa Department of Public health operate the statewide hotline for general information about the coronavirus and its impact on our state. Individuals are encouraged to call 211 if they have questions. 

2019 Day of Caring

The 2019 Day of Caring, originally scheduled for May 19th, 2020 will be postponed until the fall.

Staff and Office Hours

Staff are encouraged to work remotely and office hours are limited. If you have questions, you can contact Jen Arends at  

Still have questions about Coronavirus? Visit to find more about resources available to help.