United Way COVID-19 Recovery Funds

United Way COVID-19 Recovery Funds


In a time of great uncertainty you have the power to help others. Donations to your local United Way’s COVID-19 Fund will help provide relief and recovery in your local community.

Your gift will support community resources to those impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency, especially those without a financial safety to wade through an unexpected crisis -- Louisiana hard workers we call ALICE

Please find your local United Way below to learn more & to make a donation!


Capital Area United Way 
COVID-19 Community Relief Fund 

  • Parishes served: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana

  • To donate click here or Text COVID2020 to 313131

  • For more information: please e-mail Amey Shortess Crousillac, VP of Resource Development at ameyc@cauw.org

  • Capital Area United Way has established a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to aid the residents and organizations of our 10-parish region. The fund will be used to assist in the recovery from the pandemic's impact to our local area. The dollars raised will be used to support our 2-1-1 and Crisis Call operations, funding for COVID-19 expenses as well as the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population who have been greatly impacted by business closures during this time. 


St John United Way
COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • Parishes served: St. John the Baptist

  • To donate click here

  • For more information: please e-mail Artis Williams, Executive Director at awilliams@stjohnunitedway.org

  • Funds will be used for Basic Needs related to COVID-19 with priority given to the ALICE population in St. John Parish (Food, Housing, & Utilities).


St Landry-Evangeline United Way 
COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

  • Parishes served: Evangeline, St. Landry

  • To donate click here

  • For more information: please e-mail Virginia LeCompte, Executive Director at glecompte@uwsle.org

  • The Relief Fund has been established to provide flexible resources to nonprofits working with local communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak; funding priorities will focus on the ALICE population. 


United Way of Acadiana 
COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Parishes served: Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Vermilion

  • To donate click here

  • For more information: please e-mail Carlee Alm-Labar at carlee@unitedwayofacadiana.org

  • Through United Way of Acadiana, your donation can help cover the needs of a neighbor during the COVID-19 crisis. Every dollar raised goes directly toward Coronavirus assistance. 


United Way of Central Louisiana 
Coronavirus Response Fund

  • Parishes served: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon

  • To donate click here

  • For more information: please e-mail Michelle Purl, CEO at michelle@uwcl.org

  • The United Way of Central Louisiana is using this fund to make grants to agency and congregational partners in ten parishes of Central Louisiana. Our partners in turn purchase food and cleaning supplies, distributing them to homes where a job has been lost or occupants can’t get out for themselves.  


United Way of Northeast Louisiana
COVID-19 Response Fund 

  • Parishes served: Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, West Carroll 

  • To donate click here or Text LACOVID to 91999

  • For more information: please e-mail Janet Durden, CEO at  jdurden@unitedwaynela.org

  • UWNELA launched a COVID-19 Response Fund in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The fund was created to streamline contributions for COVID-19 needs in Northeast Louisiana to create a coordinated and efficient process for all involved, both organizations and donors. The function of this local COVID-19 Response Fund is to provide resources to assist our most vulnerable community members with immediate needs as well as support their return to stabilization.


United Way of Northwest Louisiana
United for NWLA Fund

  • Parishes served: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Webster, Winn 

  • To donate click here

  • For more information: please e-mail LaToria W. Thomas, VP of Resource Development at tori@unitedwaynwla.org

  • The United for Northwest Louisiana Fund is an emergency response fund used in times of crisis to address both the short and long-term needs of those disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The United for NWLA Fund will be used to serve ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed) community members in our ten-parish region.


United Way of Southeast Louisiana  
COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Parishes served: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington

  • To donate click here

  • For more information: please e-mail Michael Williamson at michaelw@unitedwaysela.org

  • United Way of Southeast Louisiana is here before, during, and after the storms of life. Our COVID-19 response efforts include providing immediate funding relief to nonprofits, emergency crisis grants to hospitality workers, SBA loan application assistance to child care providers, and financial capability education to the public. A gift to UWSELA COVID-19 Response Fund will stay local and ensure your United Way can continue to support the growing needs of our struggling community. 

United Way of Southwest Louisiana 
Coronavirus Response Fund

  • Parishes served: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis

  • To donate click here or Text CORONA to 91999

  • For more information: please e-mail Denise Durel, CEO at  ddurel@unitedwayswla.org

  • For 80 years United Way of Southwest Louisiana has served the five parish region during catastrophic flooding and hurricane events and this crisis will be no different. One hundred percent of donations to the fund will be locally distributed for the purpose of assisting those with lost wages due to layoffs or business closures. “We are deeply concerned for those workers who already struggle financially and don’t have jobs that offer paid sick days or the option to work from home,” explains Denise Durel, President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Louisiana.