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United Way Quad Cities COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund

United Way Quad Cities has created a fund to address the evolving and long-term rebuilding needs of Quad Citizens impacted by the coronavirus.

As a Quad Cities, we have overcome many difficult situations together over the years — but nothing quite like the economic and health emergency we face today. We’re grateful that you have joined us in this all-in effort to rebuild lives and strengthen our community.

United Way is working with local leaders, including other funders, school districts, service providers and the Disaster Ready Quad Cities coalition to identify resource and service gaps as well as longer-term needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Because of this unified and measured approach, you can be confident that your donation will be used to make the biggest possible impact.
With your support, we can address the following evolving economic and social challenges across our community: 
  • Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products and potentially food);
  • Extended closures of school, child care and after-school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work;
  • Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service and retail industries.
United Way remains committed to strengthening education, income and health to build a better future for all Quad Citizens. We hope you will join us in lifting up our community through a contribution to United Way Quad Cities COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund.



United Way Quad Cities released a survey at the end of July 2020 to help shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on the Quad Cities community and to better understand the impacts of the pandemic on Quad Citizens. In addition, the survey aimed to guide and inform United Way on how to best support local families through long-term recovery and rebuilding.
The COVID-19 survey results provide a snapshot of the critical needs in our community due to the coronavirus and the foundation upon which to rebuild a stronger Quad Cities. Learn more about the survey and read the full report on its findings.
Looking for ways you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic? Click the button above to visit United Way of the Quad Cities' COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities on our Volunteer Hub.


At the onset of COVID-19, The Quad Cities Community Foundation and United Way of the Quad Cities partnered with other community leaders and funders in the region — to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way continues to help meet the immediate needs of our local nonprofits by participating in the distribution of dollars raised through the fund.
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On March 16, we notified our 36 United Way impact-funded nonprofit partners that we would advance one month’s financial allocation so they are better positioned to respond to immediate needs related to the coronavirus.