United Way Provides Coronavirus Relief in up to $50,000 in Grants to Westchester Nonprofits

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that in response to the hardships created by the Coronavirus it is releasing funds totaling up to $50,000 through grants to nonprofits in Westchester.

The organization will be awarding grants up to $5,000 to nonprofits directly helping the underprivileged or ALICE populations, those who are employed but are living paycheck-to-paycheck, that are displaced or actively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Westchester County.
“Westchester is firmly ensconced at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and we have asked the nonprofit community responding to the needs in the community what they are seeing during this unprecedented time,” said United Way of Westchester and Putnam CEO Tom Gabriel. “This grant initiative is the first of several rounds of funding that we anticipate being able to distribute in support of the communities affected by the Coronavirus.”
The initial round of funding is coming from The John M. Bendheim Community Disaster Response Fund, which is administered by UWWP. Its purpose is to provide direct disaster recovery assistance to families as well as local nonprofits affected by colossal natural and man-made disasters.
The late Mr. John M. Bendheim Sr. and family through the Leon Lowenstein Foundation established The Bendheim Community Disaster Response Endowment Fund for United Way of Westchester and Putnam in 2012. Mr. Bendheim was a long-time resident of Scarsdale and a supporter of United Way as a member of the Tocqueville Society, United Way’s national major donor association. Additionally he held many key positions with the local United Way committee in Scarsdale-Edgemont, including the chairmanship, in his early years.
The application is available online at uwwp.org/coronavirus-response-grant
The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15th. United Way of Westchester and Putnam will disperse the grants in May 2020.
 Resources for Nonprofits
Here are some resources to help your organization and your employees through the coronavirus:
The Child Care Council of Westchester is available to help Westchester parents find temporary child care, and all services for parents are free. Call the Westchester Child Care Council at 914-761-3456 x140 and leave a message. Your call will be returned.
If you have questions about health and human service needs, displacement, food insecurity, or just need someone to listen to your concerns, please call United Way's 211 Helpline by dialing 211.
Please click here for the advocacy statementsample letter and resources to contact your elected officials. All these resources can also be easily found on our NPW website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jan Fisher at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or on my cellphone at 914-439-0203.



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