Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities

Safe Operations Funding 

Capital Area United Way has established a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to assist in the recovery from the pandemic for the residents and organizations of our 10-parish region. Thanks to the generous support of individual, corporate, and philanthropic donors, along with a match from CAUW, grants will be made to 501c3 organizations in the Louisiana Capital Area for COVID relief. The goal of this funding is to support specific services and programs that respond to emergent needs as a result of COVID-19 in the priority areas identified below. CAUW will address the COVID-19 outbreak’s effect on our community as efficiently and effectively as possible through granted dollars. CAUW will continually evaluate the needs of the community at this uncertain time. Due to the nature of the pandemic, the priority of the types of projects and available funding may shift over time.

Capital Area United Way to date has made a total of $80,000 available for Safe Operations grants. Grant awards will be awarded in $500 or $1000 increments. CAUW may supplement dollars with donated PPE as available and requested.

Funds may be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning, and sanitation supplies. Supplies may be used to protect an organization’s employees and/or clients. Supplies may also be used to maintain safe, sanitary practices in your place of work.

Examples include but are not limited to: masks, gloves, sanitizer, bleach, gowns, plexiglass shields.

For additional information, see our COVID-19 Safe Operations Funding Guidelines.

Applications are now open and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Monday, August 31. 

For questions, please email Edy Addison at