COVID-19_response uNITED wAYThe 15th round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were awarded September 17, to organizations addressing critical basic needs such as food, childcare, and housing/utility assistance for households impacted by COVID-19. United Way, in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation, is working with a network of businesses, educators, faith-based and disaster relief organizations, nonprofits, and volunteers to provide aid for immediate and urgent needs. Total grant awards to date are $171,613.

Organizations that received 15th round COVID-19 Rapid Response grants were Blessings in a Backpack of Culver and Link to Hope.

covid bLESSINGS IN A bACKPACK cULVERThe first round of COVID-19 Rapid Response grants from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund at the United Way were awarded April 10.

Organizations that are working to address immediate needs of households impacted by COVID-19 may apply online for a Rapid Response Grant at by clicking on “Rapid Response Grant Application.” Rapid Response Grant applications to help nonprofits meet safety and health guidelines so they may continue to offer their services and support to the community are eligible.

Visit to search for and connect with Marshall County services and resources in the categories of food, housing, healthcare, education, childcare, mental health, and more. By using SEARCH you will find the information you are looking for when you are looking for it…Easy, fast, and effective. Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574-936-3366 to learn more about local resources and assistance available to households impacted by COVID-19.

  • CAPTION: Marian McCuen and Natalie Peric loading Blessings in a Backpack – Culver food boxes to catch a ride on buses to distribute to children facing hunger in the local community.
  • CREDIT: Laura Spensley