ERI Wave II Funds Available
provide services or items to clients who were in need due to COVID-19. They can also be used for reimbursement of PPE items needed that were not funded through other sources such as state, federal, and local grants. The minimum amount to apply for is $2,000.
Exciting announcement below! Additional information, including links to apply and further details, will be forthcoming!
May 6th, 2021
Contact Zella Taylor, CEO
812-254-1038 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional COVID-19 Relief Coming to United Way of Daviess County
United Way of Daviess County is pleased to announce that it will receive a second COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative grant for $97,989 from Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Daviess County is a member. The grant will be used to support our community in meeting basic human needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grant is one of 47 grants that Indiana United Ways is making to member organizations and community foundations through the initiative, which was made possible by funding Indiana United Ways received from Lilly Endowment Inc.
“United Way of Daviess County has been a key convener and coordinator of our community’s response to meet human needs for decades. Even before this crisis, we knew that 1 in 3 families in Daviess County were not able to make ends meet - despite working. In the wake of COVID, those needs became even more dire. Thanks to the generous, continued support of Lilly Endowment to our State Association, we can continue to help our community, through nonprofit partners, deal with and hopefully resolve the impacts of this trying time,” said Jordan Sherman, Board Chair for United Way of Daviess County.
The second COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative grant again calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet COVID-related basic needs aligned with the social determinants of health as defined by the CDC. Specifically, United Way of Daviess County plans to provide emergency relief for those affected by Covid and/or experienced quarantine, providing funds for Summer and after-school care to allow children the additional education that was lost due to not being in school regularly. UWDC also plans to provide help for housing assistance and mental health due to Covid. All funds must be used by December 31st, 2021. United Way of Daviess County will begin accepting funding requests from area human and social service nonprofits whose IRS designation is in good standing beginning June 15th, 2021. Interested organizations should consult unitedwayofdaviesscounty.org for guidance on funding intent and application instructions.
In April 2020, Lilly Endowment helped Indiana United Ways establish the COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative with an initial $30 million grant. Lilly Endowment made an additional $15 million grant in March to Indiana United Way to support the initiative. Both grants are part of Lilly Endowment’s overall grantmaking to help organizations meet COVID-related needs. Since March 2020, Lilly Endowment has made grants totaling more than $210 million to organizations working in Indiana and across the nation as they respond to the pandemic.
For more information, please contact our office at 812-254-1038
Indiana United Ways is the state professional association for United Ways in Indiana and supports a thriving United Way system through capacity building, shared services, and network collaboration opportunities. For more information, contact Tonja Stokes, Vice President of Organizational Development at email@example.com.
is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly, Sr. and his sons, Eli and J.K. Jr., through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. Although the gifts of stock remain a financial bedrock of the Endowment, it is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion. The Endowment funds significant programs throughout the United States, especially in the field of religion. However, it maintains a special commitment to its founders’ hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.
26th Annual Day of Caring event
We held our annual Day of Caring event on Tuesday, May 11th! It was a beautiful day and we had over 350 volunteers from area businesses give of their time to assist in various agency projects. Projects were completed in both Odon and Washington and we are so thankful that we were able to hold our event again after a turbulent 2020. Photos from this year's event will be posted shortly under the Day of Caring tab, so please keep an eye out for them!
Thanks to all volunteers, agency partners, and all those who provided financial and in-kind donations. Our sponsors this year included:
Daviess Community Hospital
City of Washington
Edward Jones, Alan Bubalo
Shake Broadcasting LLC/WAMW
Daviess County Chamber of Commerce
and Visitors Bureau
Edward Jones, Tara Brower
Parkview Village Christian Care
The Insurance Shop
Town of Odon
Indiana Forms and Labels
Good Samaritan Hospital
Indiana Safety and Supply
Washington Garden Club
Town of Odon
Lexi’s Sugar Shack
March 22nd, 2021
March 17th, 2021
UWDC recently provided the Odon Police Department with a drug disposal container as part of our education and awareness initiative program. This will provide the Odon community with a safe place to dispose of their expired or no-longer-needed medications to reduce the risk of drug abuse. Drop-off availability: M-F, 5-8pm
Research shows the number one way that youth access opiates is within the homes of family and friends. Our educational and awareness program will provide brochures showing locations of where people can safely dispose of their medications/needles, along with additional information.
UWDC will also be providing senior citizens with sharps containers, disposal kits, and safe lock boxes for their medication to be stored securely in their homes. Details on this coming soon!
March 11th, 2021
UWDC is excited to announce that through the ERI grant, provided through Indiana United Way and the Lilly Endowment, Connections (with St Vincent de Paul acting as fiscal agent) and PACE Community Action Agency have received substantial funding to support the community at this time.
Connections received $25,000 and PACE $20,000. These funds are available for individuals suffering loss of income due to quarantine as a result of the pandemic. Stipends are available, with no income restrictions, as well as support for rental and utility payments that have fallen behind due to COVID-19.
Contact Connections at 812-257-2650 or PACE at www.pacecaa.org for more information.
March 9th, 2021
UWDC would like to announce that we have awarded our ERI phase III recipients a total amount of $56,000!