The United Way of Cayuga County Board of Directors established the COVID-19 Response Fund in late March to provide mini-grants to Cayuga County nonprofits fighting on the frontlines of the current health crisis. The fund was started with $50,000 and thanks to the generosity of 29 community members and businesses, an additional $4,501 was raised.

COVID-19 Response Fund Recipients:

Chapel House | $3,150

Laptops & Sanitation Equipment

Salvation Army | $3,500

Support Food Operations

Auburn Hunger Task Force | $1,500

Increased Meals & Food Pantry Needs & Expenses

E. John Gavras Center | $4,800

Day Habilitation Modifications to Treat Disabled Individuals with COVID-19

CAP | $3,500

Technology Needs & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Critical Support Services | $3,500

Equipment & Technology Purchases

Loretto: The Commons on St. Anthony | $3,500

Employee Support – Childcare, Transportation, Food, etc.

Auburn YMCA-WEIU | $2,600

Sanitizing & Cleaning Equipment for Childcare & Wellness Areas

Mozaic | $5,000

Cleaning Supplies & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Food at the Supervised Residences

CHAD | $2,000

Equipment & Technology Purchases for Remote Work

Lunches with Love Program (Holy Family Church) | $500

Purchase Food & Other Needs to Maintain Program

Cayuga Counseling Services | $2,426

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways | $1,000

Financial Assistance to Girls & their Families in Cayuga County

Parkinson’s Foundation, New York & New Jersey | $1,000

To help produce and distribute “Aware in Care” kits to Cayuga County residents dealing with Parkinson’s

Westminster Manor | $4,500

Help cover the costs of mandatory employee COVID-19 testing

Donor List:

  • Anonymous (5)
  • Thomas & Bonny Blair
  • Richard Boedicker
  • Mary Caffrey
  • James Casasanta
  • Flora T. Dailey
  • Michael Dates
  • Debra Delaney
  • Kim & Darrin Emperato
  • Elisa Hunt
  • Janie Hutchinson
  • Greg & Virginia Johnson
  • Key Bank Foundation
  • Terry & Steve Kline
  • Judy & Lynn Lepak
  • Helen Littman
  • Susan E. Marteney
  • Karin Moskov
  • Dan & Mary Nellenback
  • Timothy T. Nolan
  • Elinor W. Osterhoudt
  • Laurie Didio Piccolo
  • Alyssa Renk
  • Julisa Stone & Dustin Szpaicher
  • Suzanne VanEpps

United Way of Cayuga County

2 State Street, Suite 2
Auburn, NY 13021

(315) 253-9741