In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in our region, United Way of the Lakeshore (UWL) has been identified as a COVID Vaccination Hub for Muskegon County. Funding has been provided in partnership with the Michigan Association of United Ways project, Vaccinate the Great Lakes State, from the State of Michigan (DHHS). As part of this funding United Way of the Lakeshore is looking to bolster the Muskegon County COVID Vaccine rate. Through September 30, 2021, we hope to see a flurry of activity combating vaccination hesitancy and an increase in community outreach.
Fund Purpose- Provide unrestricted operating support to community organizations addressing vaccination hesitancy. This fund intends to support both immediate needs, as well as gaps in supports that emerge after local, state, federal, and philanthropic resources are realized. Funds can be utilized in unique ways that combat vaccine hesitancy on a grassroots level.
Eligibility- Local 501(c)(3) non-profit human service organizations and community collaboratives/groups using a fiscal agent.
Funding Priorities- In keeping with UWL’s vision and mission, we will continue to prioritize organizations and groups:
Application Process- Brief applications will be available at https://www.unitedwaylakeshore.org/vaccination-outreach-grants Organizations may request support for up to $1,000, and grant decisions will be made weekly.
Applicants should be prepared to share information related to:
Transparency- In activating this Fund, UWL will take the following actions to remain transparent and accountable to our community:
Amount of request (in dollars). Please limit your request to your agency's need for this project in the short term. You may be able to apply for additional funding at a later date.