How are donations dispersed?

How #GiveTogetherNow gives to families affects by COVID-19.

Through #GiveTogetherNow, good people from all walks of life have stepped up to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, in just the first few weeks of this initiative, we’ve been able to reach more families than anticipated. But with massive layoffs and an unprecedented economic crisis, there simply aren’t enough funds to reach everyone.

Here’s how our process works for selecting individuals for cash assistance through #GiveTogetherNow:

Stand Together and the Family Independence Initiative are working with local nonprofits to identify families and individuals who are experiencing financial hardship. Our trusted partners serve many of the places hit hardest by this crisis, and they refer families and individuals from within their programs to make sure cash assistance reaches those who need it most. By relying on their experience serving these communities, we are able to reach tens of thousands of families and individuals all across the country.

Families and individuals may be eligible if their household is experiencing financial hardship due to:

  • Unpaid leave due to social isolation orders,
  • Care of vulnerable or infected relatives,
  • Loss of wages as a result of involuntary business closures, or
  • Unpaid leave of absence due to school or day care closure.

See the list below to learn more about our local partners.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can join the #GiveTogetherNow waitlist to request direct support at https://fund.uptogether.org/. However, please know that funds are being prioritized to families who have been identified and vetted by our trusted local nonprofit partners. As more funds become available, we will look for ways to make them available to more families in need.

State Partners

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

New Jersey

New York

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

West Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

National Partners