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COVID-19 Response

United Way of Shawano County has launched an emergency financial response for our non-profit organizations, called the Shawano County COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund

Shawano County COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund.

The Shawano County COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund has been established to provide flexible financial resources to 501(c)(3) organizations working in Shawano County who are disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of the outbreak.

Please consider an online donation of $25.00 or more today to help our community prevent financial hardship caused by COVID-19. 100% of the funds raised through the Shawano County COVID-19 Relief Fund will be used to help those affected throughout our community.

Donation Option

  • Click on the donate button
  • Via Paypal or check written to United Way of Shawano County and mailed to:
    United Way of Shawano County, Inc.
    ATTN: COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund Donation
    PO Box 31
    Shawano WI 54166

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I want to donate - can I restrict my funding to a prioritized grantee? To ensure we move resources as efficiently as possible and respond to those most impacted, we are not considering restricted donations at this time. The Shawano County COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund was created to provide a coordinated response to immediate needs in Shawano County.
  • I am an individual who has been affected by COVID-19. Can this fund help me? We understand many individuals and families have been impacted by the outbreak, with more to be affected. The Shawano County Area COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund will provide resources to 501(c)(3) organizations in Shawano County that are directly supporting local, vulnerable residents and families.

    While the fund is not available to individuals, it will support local nonprofit organizations that are well experienced in providing local service and support. If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing childcare, or other essential services go to

Grant Eligibility

The United Way of Shawano County, Inc. in consultation and partnership with other community entities, will administer grants from the Fund in phases to help address short-term and longer-term impacts of the outbreak and recovery.

For the short-term phase, priority will be given to nonprofits that are providing direct assistance to vulnerable individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. Such assistance may include the provision of food and hygiene supplies, housing, childcare, and/or health services. All grants in this phase will be related to the increased demand due to COVID-19 and the Safer-at-Home Order. The immediate priority is emergency relief and support. We will consider additional requests as the weeks unfold and as funds are available.

The short-term phase includes proactively identifying potential grant recipients and using input, guidance, and research from organizations and others in the community to make grant decisions. In order to move resources quickly and not further burden nonprofit organizations, there will not be a formal application process.

Resources for Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Quarterly article “How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with Covid-19” shares insights about how nonprofits might utilize the new federal legislation relating to coronavirus to advance their missions.

Additional Information

For questions on the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund, contact Nancy Schultz at

COVID-19 Hotline 877-947-2211. 

Text COVID19 to 211-211, Visit

Call volumes are high, please be patient and try to use the text or online options first.

For updates on COVID-19 in Shawano County, please go to the Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department website or their Facebook page.