Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much"

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."
An update from Executive Directior Efrat Feferman about the Lilly Endowment grant

United Way recently announced a large gift from the Lilly Endowment, in partnership with Indiana United Ways, for the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund! This is a $1.2M grant and great news for a lot of people! The grant will focus on needs in Green, Monore, and Owen counties - and a portion of Brown County.

Efrat Feferman, United Way of Monroe County Executive Director, provides an update about how your support paved the way for this grant and how partnerships with each county's community foundation will lead the local response efforts. Read more about the Lilly Endowment Grant here. 

This follows Phase 1 of the Relief Fund that focused on people needing immediate help as businesses shut down and basic survival needs came roaring to the surface. Read about how Phase 1 recipients are using grant funds here. 

Monroe County organizations can fill out the 
COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Frant Interest Form 
to be alerted when the application process opens on May 5th. 

Additionally, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County is offering Rapid Respons Grants to Monroe County nonprofits. Click here for more information.

Organizations serving Brown, Green, or Owen counties can apply to receive funds through each county's community foundation. 

Our deep thanks to supporters of this fund, including Bloomington Health Foundation, Bloomington Sunrise Rotary, Bloomington Township, Blueline, Boston Scientific, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, City of Bloomington, Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Cook Medical, Duke Energy, Etch Clothing Co., First Financial Bank, First United Church, First United Methodist Church, Hoosier Energy, IU Credit Union, IU Credit Union Volunteer Board of Directors, Monroe County Government, Old National Bank, Owen County State Bank, Perry Township, Private Individuals, Susan Yeley Homes, Tim Ellis Realtors, Truist Foundation, United Way of Monroe County, United Way Worldwide, and Van Buren Township.


United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves people’s lives by addressing critical needs today and working to reduce those needs tomorrow. Through its Community Action Fund and grant initiatives, United Way works with 24 member agencies and community partners to ensure families have opportunities and everyone can meet basic living needs. 


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