COVID-19 updates 

These unprecedented times require an unprecedented response. United Way of Greater Cincinnati is leading a cross-sectional, regional relief effort designed to respond, recover and revitalize. We are meeting with the key players in our community’s response. Tracking need. Coordinating relief efforts. Filling gaps.

This global crisis is changing lives right in our own backyards. Some in our community – our family, friends and neighbors – will be disproportionately affected by this pandemic.

How can you support?

This is a long-term effort. Thank you to all who have supported us and helped their neighbors. To those who still want to make a difference in this crisis, there is still time. 

  • GIVE | Online ​or via check to payable “United Way of Greater Cincinnati” and mail to United Way of Greater Cincinnati, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • VOLUNTEER | Visit to view current opportunities or share your skills/resources.
  • ADVOCATE | Tell people in need of assistance to contact United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s 211 Contact Center by calling 211. Our team is working around the clock to help those most in need of critical resources.

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by John Johnston | Jan 11, 2021
In an uncertain year, one thing remained certain: plenty of good happening in the Northern Kentucky community!

In an uncertain year, one thing remained certain: plenty of good happening in the Northern Kentucky community! 

  • In December, United Way’s Northern Kentucky Area Center recognized 13 individuals for continued acts of “doing good” within their communities. Throughout the year, the Area Center recognizes a local resident each month for going above and beyond in their community. Click here to read more about the 2020 Do Good recipients and to learn how you can nominate someone.


  • 2020 also brought a tremendous partnership between the Northern Kentucky Area Center, Cincinnati Bell and other community partners to launch the Digital Equity Project. This project provides home internet connections to Northern Kentucky students studying remotely because of the pandemic. To date, United Way has partnered with 16 districts and connected 1,121 homes, impacting more than 2,300 students across Northern Kentucky! This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Horizon Community Fund, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, RC Durr Foundation, The Butler Foundation, Atkins & Pearce, Inc., Perfetti van Melle, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Kroger, the Cincinnati Bengals, and Cincinnati Bell.
  • Mini grants recently were awarded to school districts and child care centers in the Northern Kentucky priority communities of Erlanger, Elsmere, Florence, Newport, and Covington. The mini grants support innovative kindergarten transition solutions, accelerate activities, and meet the changing needs of child care centers due to the pandemic. Each community could request up to $10,000 to fund one large activity or multiple smaller needs.