100% MATCH UP TO $300,000    

Thanks to the generosity of our Community Recovery Campaign Match donors,
we have this available until Sept 30, 2020!


 United Way Launches Community CHALLENGE 

We have been actively researching and analyzing what we, as a community, need to do and prepare for as we enter the COMMUNITY RECOVERY PHASE.

Nonprofits in Ottawa County serve a vital purpose. The next six months are going to be tough and we continue to need YOUR help! 
  • As Michigan begins to look forward to recovering from COVID-19, we are looking ahead to the ongoing physical, emotional and economic impact that the crisis will have on our most vulnerable community members, and the nonprofit services that they need.

  • Our research shows a very big gap between the need, and the current capacity to fill that gap.  Opening Ottawa County up for business is not the end of the crisis for the hardworking families in Ottawa County.

  • The Community Recovery Fund will help fill the gaps over the next 4 months by investing in the services most needed by our clients.  Prior to the crisis, our services touched more than 65,000 in our community, and we expect that the ripples of COVID will double the number that need ongoing support.

  • This is a difficult time for our community and partners like you help us all be strong, remain hopeful, and build back towards ‘normal.’


 “We have seen an unbelievable strain on vulnerable families due to the COVID-19 virus, the loss of income and other challenges due to this crisis falls directly on their housing stability.”  -Drew Peirce, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Ministries   “The level of uncertainty this pandemic is creating, paired with layoffs and mandatory stay at home orders have resulted in an escalation of violence and abuse for many of the families in our community whose homes are not a safe haven.”  -Beth Larsen, Executive Director, Resilience



As we wrap up the EMERGENCY RESPONSE PHASE of this crisis, we want to say THANK YOU! 

  • Thank you to our coalition partners - Ottawa County Spoke, Grand Haven Community Foundation, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, and Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance. 

  • Thank you to the partners that received funding to do some incredible and tireless emergency response work.

  • Thank you to the donors that made those grants possible. 

  • Thank you to the volunteers that put themselves on the frontline during the emergency phase. 

  • Thank you to the essential workers that put the needs of the community before their own. 

  • Thank you to all who have persevered during this crisis.