Recent News

January 05, 2021
A PANDEMIC SNAPSHOT: AN URGENT NEED AND A QUICK RESPONSE

In late winter of 2020, the burgeoning coronavirus crisis weighed heavily on Jennifer Steele. The CEO of Meals on Wheels Southwest OH & Northern KY pondered difficult questions: What if the agency had to shut down its commercial kitchen where it prepares meals?

January 04, 2021
NEW YEAR WILL TEST FOOD BANK'S ABILITY
TO MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS

Terry Perdue, executive director of Shared Harvest Foodbank, viewed the start of the new year as “a terrifying time. The need (for food) is still greater than what it was pre-pandemic.”

May 19, 2020
Regional Nonprofits Receiving $7.2 million from COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, activated by Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, raised $7.2 million in emergency relief for over 200 nonprofit organizations that serve the region’s most vulnerable individuals and families. The Fund exceeded its $5 million goal within seven weeks.

May 19, 2020
COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Supported 22 NKY Nonprofits in Coronavirus Crisis

Twenty-two Northern Kentucky nonprofits have received more than $600,000 so far from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to support families and individuals who are suffering from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

March 26, 2020
COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Distributes $1 million to Nonprofits Providing Crisis Relief

One week after its launch, the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund has distributed $1 million directly to two dozen organizations serving our region’s most vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19, specifically in immediate need of food, shelter, childcare and senior services.

March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Activated to Respond to Urgent Needs in Our Community

In response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, bi3, Fifth Third Foundation, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation and The Scripps Howard Foundation, have activated a cross-sector regional response to quickly address the critical needs of our community.

March 18, 2020 - WCPO
Positively Cincinnati: COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to help people hurt financially by pandemic

WCPO reporter Lucy May spent extensive time talking with United Way President/CEO Moira Weir about becoming the first woman to lead UWGC and discussing with others why she is the right person for the job – especially during a crisis like COVID-19.