United Way of Tompkins County is committed to addressing the current and long-term challenges brought on by COVID-19.

Donors can now designate gifts to specific agencies for COVID-19 relief efforts, or direct their gift to UWTC for addressing unforeseen challenges brought on by COVID-19. 

As always, 100% of donations given through United Way of Tompkins County will continue to go directly to agency programs and services. 
You can provide gifts to a nonprofit of your choice through UWTC; these gifts will be distributed to agencies on a expedited schedule .

Or you can designate a gift to UWTC’s COVID-19 relief efforts which will support requests to the T. Merrell Shipherd Flexible Fund. This fund was established over a decade ago to address emergent community needs.
Local nonprofits are able to apply to the fund on a rolling basis, and applications related to COVID-19 will be reviewed and funds will be dispersed on an expedited schedule. 
You can make a donation over the phone by calling
607-500-GIVE or by texting "local" to 313131