Covid-19 Community Response Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified the needs in the Athens area and across Northeast Georgia. We are proud to partner with the Athens Area Community Foundation on the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This fund will provide financial support to local organizations meeting pressing needs associated with the pandemic across our 12-county community. We believe the COVID-19 Community Response Fund gives philanthropists in the region a way to contribute to the organizations providing resources and services that meet the needs introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations will be distributed to nonprofits meeting pressing needs associated with the pandemic in the community. The Athens Area Community Foundation will coordinate, with the guidance of United Way of Northeast Georgia and other grant reviewers, the deployment of financial resources as rapidly as possible to selected organizations.

Anyone can help by making a donation to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. To make a donation, please visit For more information, please email Funds will be granted to highest needs areas and to organizations based on data and community insights and assessments. The funding will not be restricted to current United Way of Northeast Georgia- or other collective nonprofit-funded organizations.