Community Resources at a Glance
Check this list of local resources for child care, counseling, free clothing, food, and more, all in one document.
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COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund
Our COVID-19 Rebuilding Fund was created to address the evolving and long-term rebuilding needs of Quad Citizens impacted by the coronavirus. Together with local leaders, including other funders, school districts, service providers and the Disaster Ready Quad Cities Coalition we’re working to identify resource and service gaps as well as longer-term needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. This has allowed us to address these 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.
- March 2021: United Way awarded $109K to nonprofits adapting to Quad Cities’ emerging needs nearly one year into pandemic
- October 2020: United Way announced $150K in grants for local nonprofits providing health, education and essential needs.
- July 2020: United Way awarded $100K to 13 nonprofits addressing evolving needs in the wake of COVID-19.
In the summer of 2020, United Way Quad Cities released a survey 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.
At the onset of COVID-19, The Quad Cities Community Foundation and United Way Quad Cities partnered with other community leaders and funders in the region to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Altogether $1.8 million was awarded to agencies providing critical services.