A partnership with the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the City of Charlottesville, County of Albemarle, and Cville Community Cares

The Community Emergency Response Fund (CERF) disbursed funds to help households experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 and its impacts. The partnership disbursed funds through the Community Resource Helpline program.

CERF was created to allow for donors to contribute to the relief effort. United Way funds, as well as those from the City and County were aligned with this effort. CERF filled more than 3,000 requests affecting an estimated 12,000 people have been fulfilled, and over $4.5 million disbursed. Over 100 donors contributed or pledged more than $100,000 to the United Way to be allocated to the fund. The United Way also contributed its phone system and resources. Staff members took intake calls and answered questions from community members.

The United Way would like to thank the Tremaine Family Foundation, Wardle Family Foundation, Manning Family Foundation, The Fontaine Family Charitable Fund, and the Truist Foundation and all of our other donors for their generosity and willingness to help their neighbors in need.