The Community Foundation of Elkhart County and United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties have partnered to establish a COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support local families and nonprofits through this rapidly developing health and economic crisis.

The fund will support nonprofit and other community organizations engaging in immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery in Elkhart County.

For the latest updates to this ever-changing situation, please visit the State of Indiana’s COVID-19 webpage.  

Nonprofits seeking funding can find additional info and the grant application here.


If you are in need of assistance, please: 

visit 211’s COVID-19 page or dial 2-1-1






How to support the COVID-19 Community Response Fund: 
The Community Foundation & United Way are working together to waive all credit card and administrative fees for this fund. You can give via either agency.

Give Online
Click the link below to make a gift. You may select a one-time gift or a recurring monthly gift. 

Give by Check 
Please make checks payable to "United Way/COVID-19." 
Mail to: United Way COVID-19 Fund, PO Box 3048, Elkhart, IN 46515

Grant from a fund within the Community Foundation of Elkhart County 
Please email Jodi Spataro or Carrie Berghoff at the Community Foundation

Grant from a fund at a foundation other than the Community Foundation
Make grants payable to the Community Foundation of Elkhart County designated for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. 

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) 
Make distributions payable to the Community Foundation for the Elkhart County designated for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

For gifts of stock and securities, wire transfer or other assets 
Please contact Jodi Spataro,, 574-220-8669







Helpful Resources to Navigate COVID-19

If you are an individual in need of assistance:

United Way 2-1-1 is a hotline with local resource navigators that are the best way to find local resources. You can call 2-1-1 or visit the Indiana page on COVID-19.

If you are a business owner needing assistance:

Indiana Small Business Grants | For small businesses up to $7M in revenue/500 employees - If you know of an entrepreneur or small business that has been or anticipates being impacted by the coronavirus, they can apply for a loan at grant at this site.

COVID-19 Resources | Indiana Small Business Development Center

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC

Resources for nonprofit leaders:

COVID-19 Resource Hub | Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Resources to Help Nonprofits | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC

Coronavirus Advice for Nonprofit Leaders | 20°

How to Lead Your Team Through a Stressful Time | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation |

4 Ways to Engage Major Donors During the Covid-19 Crisis | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Resources for Early Childhood Education Centers

Guidance for Early Childhood Centers and FSSA Grant Opportunities | Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning