Donate & Volunteer
Supporting Our Neighbors
The best way to help during the COVID-19 pandemic is by supporting local recovery efforts with a donation. Utah is a service-based state and we know people are eager to help, so we have included options on this page that specifically address the economic, social, and educational impacts of this crisis.
Please make these donations in addition to any of your current charitable giving, and wherever possible consider increasing the support to the organizations you support. Many of these nonprofits will lean heavily on their donors during this challenging time.
Thank you for your generosity in contributing to Utah’s COVID-19 emergency response and economic relief efforts.
Opportunities to volunteer exist throughout our state. Many organizations need help serving people in need and can accommodate the need for volunteers to remain safe.
Organizations that continue to need volunteers can be found through UServeUtah. To ensure the safety of staff and other volunteers, please sign up in advance so the sponsoring organization is prepared. Anybody who feels sick, shows symptoms of COVID-19, or has been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for the virus should not leave their house to volunteer.
Utah has consistently led the nation in volunteerism and charitable donations.
That spirit of giving will help all of us weather these difficult times.
Racial Equity and Inclusion Fund
The Racial Equity and Inclusion Fund, through the leadership of the Multicultural Subcommittee of the Utah Coronavirus Task Force, will provide grants to community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide emergency support and financial assistance to disproportionately impacted communities, which will also focus on lasting impact to alter systemic disparities.
A racial equity approach will also help redress and dismantle the historical disadvantage that people of color, and organizations led by people of color, have been subject to.
Help with Personal Protective Equipment Shortage for Healthcare Workers
COVID-19 PPE Support
Healthcare workers are in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help ensure they are protected as they respond to COVID-19. PPE will be distributed as needed to hospitals, local health departments, county emergency managers, and others in need. You can help. Please click on the button below for more information on how to donate PPE and/or financial resources.
Healthy individuals are needed.
Schedule an appointment now to give in the days ahead to help patients counting on lifesaving blood throughout this pandemic. Utah faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. While coronavirus has caused concerns about whether it’s safe to give blood, donation centers have implemented thorough safety protocols to make the blood donation process even safer.
To learn more & sign up to donate:
Immediate Support for Vulnerable Populations
United Ways of Utah COVID-19 Community Response Fund
To ensure that all Utahns have the support they need during this pandemic, the United Ways of Utah created this statewide fund to support organizations working with Utahns feeling the economic consequences of the outbreak and expand their capacity to serve more people.
Programs and services supported include:
- Rent and mortgage assistance
- Rapid rehousing, shelter diversion, homeless shelters
- Crisis nurseries and childcare providers
- Healthcare services for vulnerable Utahns
- 211 Information and Referral
Immediate Support for Food & Beverage Workers
Ty Burrell Downtown Food Service Workers Fund
Many small businesses, in particular the hospitality industry, have been strained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in job loss for numerous part-time servers, bartenders, and other food service workers. Salt Lake City restaurants also suffered damage and disruption due to the March 18 earthquake. Through the generosity of Salt Lake City business owner and actor Ty Burrell, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Downtown Alliance have established a fund to assist food service workers impacted by bar and restaurant closures in Salt Lake City.
Immediate Relief for Utah’s Native American Communities
Indian Country has been hit hard by COVID-19. Utah Tribal COVID-19 Relief is a joint group that has come together to immediately assist the eight federally recognized tribal nations in Utah: Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Navajo Nation, Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, San Juan Southern Paiute, Skull Valley Band of Goshute, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Ute Indian Tribe.
You can make a difference today by donating to the Utah Tribal COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Monetary donations are tax deductible and will be used help Utah’s Tribes to meet their COVID related needs (including the immediate procurement of items for Navajo Nation).
Donations over $1000, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate your donation.
Immediate Relief, Public Health & Resources
Silicon Slopes COVID19 Utah Community Response Fund
Responding to urgent needs across the Beehive State, Silicon Slopes has established this fund to exclusively support urgent needs as a result of this pandemic, such as:
- FDA-approved COVID19 test kits to accelerate the diagnosis of fellow Utahns
- Medical supplies for those health professionals and nonprofit workers in contact with potentially infected individuals
Silicon Slopes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All contributions are tax deductible.
Support Utah Rural & Minority Small Businesses
If we take care of small business we will take care of all business.
Immediate Relief for COVID-19 Healthcare Frontline
Feeding Our Frontline Fund
RSL and Broadway Media have partnered to establish the “Feeding Our Frontline” community fund. Every dollar raised will provide free meals at hospitals for frontline caregivers working tirelessly to protect our community.
This program is designed to be adaptable to each healthcare system’s needs. Dollars may be used to open up cafeterias for free to caregivers, and/or to provide a take home meal and/or to be used to order takeout from local restaurants.
Donations will be distributed at least once per week to: Steward Health Care, Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Hospital and MountainStar Healthcare systems for the ongoing support for Feeding Our Frontlines.