Disaster Relief Fund Request For Application

Direct service non-profit organizations interested in learning more about applying for our Disaster Relief Fund grant, please fill out the form below.

On November 9, 2018, United Way of Great Los Angeles (UWGLA) established the Disaster Relief Fund (Fund), in partnership with the United Way of Ventura County (UWVC) and United Ways of California (UWCA).  It is a regional fund with the purpose of supporting low-income residents, communities, and workers affected by the devastating impact of the Woolsey and Hill fires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.  The Fund is administered by UWGLA, with allocation and distribution decisions made in partnership with UWVC. 

UWGLA is seeking applications from qualified nonprofit organizations that have the capacity and experience to provide direct financial assistance and intermediate relief services to low-income residents, workers, and communities impacted by one or more of the referenced incidents.  Funds will be granted through two Request for Applications (RFA) processes: 1) the first is intended to stabilize the economic and housing situation of low-income families and workers experiencing economic hardship due to the fires, and 2) the second is intended to support improvements to impacted homes and community spaces.  This is the first of the two RFAs. The second RFA will be opened in January 2019.  

Interested applicants should carefully review the guidelines and eligibility requirements detailed in the  RFA prior to submitting an application.  Questions and comments may be emailed to relieffund@unitedwayla.org.  

Key dates:
Open Date:    Friday, November 28, 2018 2018

Closing Date:    Thursday, December 20, 2018, 5PM

Award Announcement:    On a rolling basis through January 3, 2019