COVID-19 Response

When the pandemic came upon us, the United Way of Washington County swiftly put an emergency relief fund into action to help our non-profit agency partners respond to this health crisis. Our goal with the emergency fund was to move resources quickly to community-based organizations that were in the best position to help community members.

Even without coronavirus, we know nearly 30% of our residents are classified in our ALICE population (Asset, Limited, Income, Constrained, Employed). These are individuals working but living on the edge paycheck-by-paycheck.

As this pandemic continues, we expanded our focus to recovery. Because of the generosity of our community and the
success of our 2020 campaign, in April 2021, we were able to provide funds to organizations that experienced the largest
decrease in revenue due to the shutdown helping to lift those that need us the most.

When we combine our funding for relief and recovery efforts, we've distributed more than $100,000 to our local nonprofit
organizations. We are incredibly thankful and proud of Washington County supporters because we could not do our mission without you.


Awarded for immediate use to offset financial impact and emergencies due
to COVID-19


  • 4C Family Center of Washington County
  • Albrecht Free Clinic
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Washington County
  • Casa Guadalupe Education Center
  • Family Promise of Washington County
  • Family Service Association
  • Friends, Inc,
  • Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
  • Kettle Moraine YMCA
  • Senior Citizens Activities
  • Youth & Family Project
  • Personal Protection Items for all


Funds awarded to agencies that experienced a 20% or more loss in operating funds or other immediate financial issues in 2020. Funds are to help with their recovery efforts in agency operations and in providing services to the program participants.

  • Family Promise of Washington County
  • Family Service Association
  • Forward Careers
  • Kettle Moraine YMCA
  • Senior Citizens Activities