COVID-19 Fund

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As our community adjusts daily, even hourly, to the effects of the Coronavirus, the Columbus Area United Way has established a fund to help respond to the impact of COVID-19.

The Columbus Area United Way has established a COVID-19 fund specifically for nonprofits which directly helps those in need due to the impact of COVID-19.  Area nonprofits can apply for funds through a simple application form which is available for download at the bottom of this page.  The form will also be available on our Facebook page @ColNeUnitedway.

The Columbus Area United Way Board of Directors approved $10,000 to start the fund, with the intent the community will help support the fund in order to provide critical resources to nonprofits in Platte, Boone, Nance, Colfax, Polk and Butler County in Nebraska.

Donations can be made in the following ways:

-Give through this website by clicking on the "Donate" button at the top of this page

-Give through the Columbus Area United Way Facebook Fundraiser @ColNeUnitedway

-Mail check to Columbus Area United Way office at:

P.O.Box 1372 - Columbus, NE 68601   *Please put in memo - "COVID-19"*

For more information please email

In addition, the Columbus Area United Way supports the service of 2-1-1.  Individuals can call 2-1-1 to locate resources to help them druing this time.  In addition, 2-1-1 provides general information about COVID-19; any specific medical questions should be directed to local health departments. Alongside 2-1-1 United Way pimpacting our community in the areas of Health, Education andartners with Familywize preescription discount cards.  This service is free and can provide reduced costs for presecription medication.

We have 2-1-1-/ Familywize information cards available to be distributed to businesses and organizations in our community to provide to employees, clients, and members.  If you are interested in having cards for your business or organization please email with the amount requested and if you would like them mailed or dropped off at your location.