United Way of Tucson has collected
$555,516 to help individuals and families in our Southern Arizona community.
United For Southern Arizona
COVID-19 Fund Updates:
As we pivot now from Response to Recovery, your United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is excited to share bi-weekly updates related to our United for Southern Arizona COVID-19 Fund. Funds raised are used to help local individuals and families in our community as we work towards recovering and rebuilding our community from the COVID-19 crisis. It is only through your generosity that we are able to create a positive impact in the lives of others. Thank you for making this possible! Read on below for individual stories of impact, volunteer opportunities and other important updates.
Partner Agencies:
Community Stories
Thanks to the generous support of our funders and donors like you, United Way of Tucson has been able to help individuals and families start to recover and rebuild their lives in conjunction with our partner organizations. Below you will read the stories of these individuals and how they have been directly affected during this COVID-19 crisis.
Housing Assistance
Interfaith Family Services: Staff from Interfaith Community Services shared the following note from a COVID-19 fund recipient. They also shared that this person has since been connected to Step Up to Justice for continued assistance with their eviction order.

“Thank you so much for following up with me. I lost my job a few months ago and quickly realized that I could not pay my rent. After reaching out to the manager of my apartment complex multiple times and getting no response, I felt that I had no choice but to turn in my keys before my eviction court date. Doing this seemed like the best way to keep an eviction off my record and ensure that I could continue renting in the future. I have been able to secure health and nutrition benefits, and I also found a part-time job – I am trying to stay as positive as possible. But I still haven’t had enough to cover my new rent and the bills that I owe. This assistance will help me so much – it will truly be an answer to my prayers.”
Utility Assistance
Valley Assistance Services: “Miranda* is an American citizen originally from China who has been living in the U.S. for the last forty years. She owns an import/export business that does a great deal of business in China, but due to trade issues before the pandemic, she was starting to struggle late last year. Miranda had planned a trip to China in early January to meet with business partners and visit her parents, who are in their 80s. She flew from Tucson to Phoenix to Los Angeles, only to be told at that point that all flights to China were cancelled. Since then, the pandemic has given Miranda an even deeper hole to dig out from, but she has been working with our workforce team to find another job. In the meantime, assistance from the COVID-19 fund helped her pay her water and electric bill during this challenging time.”
Rent and Basic Needs Grants Open NOW
City of Tucson COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance

Women's Foundation Grants (Apply: August 19, 2020 - September 9, 2020)
We are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund for Workers and Families Experiencing Financial Hardship due to COVID-19

Grants up to $25,000 will provide up to two months of rent or mortgage payments due by small businesses headquartered in Arizona and which were directly impacted by Executive order 2020-43
We need your help to keep
Southern Arizona United
We need your continued support to help our community recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 Crisis. For nearly 100 years, your United Way of Southern Arizona has been fulfilling our mission of mobilizing the community to solve real-time problems. Your gift to this fund will quickly support a child, family, or older person with what they need most as our community heals. Together, we can help each other and our community emerge from this stronger than ever. When we LIVE UNITED, we can achieve more than any single entity can alone. When you GIVE UNITED, you can change lives.