Agency COVID-19 Relief Application

May 26, 2020
Jessica Thieme, Executive Director
(260) 728-2056

COVID-19 Relief Initiative Coming to United Way of Adams County

Decatur, IN – The United Way of Adams County is pleased to announce that it has been approved to receive a $200,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Adams County is a member.  These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The United Way of Adams County has been a key convener and coordinator of our community’s response to meet human needs for decades. Without a robust local nonprofit safety net, those needs are bound to become even more dire. Thanks to generous support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., we are now more strongly positioned to help our community’s nonprofits deal with the immediate impacts of Covid-19,” said Jessica Thieme, Executive Director of the United Way of Adams County.

The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet Covid-related essential and basic needs, which could include safe, emergency childcare, and to address other Covid-19 critical issues as they emerge. Specifically, United Way of Adams County plans to [provide summary from grant or any pertinent details about timeframe or process to distribute funds. The United Way of Adams County will begin accepting funding requests from area human and social service nonprofits in good standing beginning June 1, 2020. Interested organizations should consult United Way’s website ( after June 1, 2020 for guidance on funding intent and application instructions.



Lilly Endowment Inc., is a private philanthropic foundation supporting the causes of religion, education and community development focusing its work in Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. For more information, contact Judith Cebula, Communications Director at

Indiana United Ways is the state association for United Ways in Indiana that supports thriving United Ways through capacity building, shared services, and partnering. For more information, contact Maureen Noe, President & CEO at


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