COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund FAQs

This fund has been established in a collaborative effort between the Southern Indiana Grantmakers (SING), United Way of Southwestern Indiana (serving as the fiscal sponsor), Welborn Baptist Foundation, Community Foundation Alliance, the City of Evansville and founding donors.  Individuals and organizations are encouraged to join the effort and donate to the fund. 

A fiscal sponsorship is an arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (the “fiscal sponsor”) offers its legal and tax-exempt status to another group for a project or an activity related to its mission. The fiscal sponsor accepts financial donations on behalf of the sponsored group and then grants those donations to the sponsored group. When you make contributions to the fund, your credit card statement and tax receipt will reflect a donation to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana. However, none of the donations are retained by United Way SWI and the contributions are used solely for the purposes of the Response Fund.

No. Any 501(c)(3) approved organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service who services residents in at least one of the primary regional counties may apply.

All applications will be conducted online.  A newly enhanced Relief, Recovery, Restoration application is now available. Click here to enter the grant portal. If you have not ever applied for funding, you’ll need to create a new account.

The link is hidden so that the grant administrator can monitor applications and the 30 day rule. If it has been 30 days since your last application submission, please reach out to COVID19@unitedwayswi.org to request that the link be opened for you.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, thus reviewed on a rolling basis. It may take up to 3 weeks for your application to be reviewed by the committee. Award and decline letters are emailed to the PRIMARY contact listed in e-Cimpact. If three weeks has passed and you haven’t received an update email, please take the following steps:

  1. Log in and verify that you hit the SUBMIT button.
  2. Check your SPAM folder for application updates.
  3. Add the following email addresses to your SAFE list:
  1. Email COVID19@unitedwayswi.org to inquire.