UNITED WE HELP Covid-19 Relief Fund


United Way of DeKalb County has and will continue to help our community in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Way of DeKalb County, Indiana created a COVID-19 fund to assist community-based organizations who are at the frontlines of DeKalb County’s current COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be awarded to organizations and programs that have strong experience working to provide support for immediate basic and essential needs.



COVID-19 Phase I Funding (April 2020 - June 2020) 

Total Awarded: $30,173.00

COVID-19 Phase II Funding (July 2020 - May 2021) 

Total Awarded: $248,579.90

COVID-19 Phase III Funding (October 2021 - Present) 

Total Awarded: $65,370.00


United Way of DeKalb County has moved to Phase III of its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and applications are now being accepted.

Click here to apply for a COVID-19 Phase III Grant.

Not sure if you're eligible? Click here for the guidelines and restrictions

Please note: if this is the first time you have applied to our new online granting system, please create a new account to get started.


Looking to submit a report from an earlier grant? Click here to download the grant report.

This documentation is due 1 year from the date on the grant agreement.


COVID-19 Phase III application requires the following documentation to qualify:

  • Copy of IRS determination letter indicating 501c3 status

  • Latest financial audit OR most recent board approved financial statement

  • Detailed Program Budget showing expected use of funds

  • Counterterrorism Compliance Act form (completed within the application)

  • Submitted Grant Report (before applying again)



*Applications must be received by the 15th of each month*

Applications for assistance will be accepted until relief funds have been depleted. 


Email Chelsea with additional questions at