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Community Cares

 United Way of Racine County and the Racine Community Foundation have joined forces to provide aid to Racine County in this time of need.

Racine County covid-19 relief fund

make a monetary donation to the fund

The Racine County COVID-19 Relief Fund has been established to provide flexible financial resources to 501(c)(3) organizations that have had their ability to help the community restricted due to COVID-19. UWRC and RCF collectively contributed an initial $35,000 to this fund.

Any organization currently receiving funding from United Way of Racine County or the Racine Community Foundation is eligible to apply.

100% of the funds raised through the Racine County COVID-19 Relief Fund will be used to help those affected throughout our community. UWRC and RCF will cover administrative and transaction fees associated with donations to this fund.

Will you donate $25 to support your community through this crisis?

Text RCCOVID to 71777 or use our webform by clicking the donate button below. 

Questions? Email us at



how to apply for funding 

501(c)(3) organizations that currently receive funding from either United Way of Racine County or the Racine Community Foundation can apply for funding through the Community Cares COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

Grant allocation will be determined by a committee based on the answers organizations submit through the application.

Funds will range from a miminum of $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000.



Community cares supply drive

In addition to monetary donations, we are identifying our impact partners' supply needs to replenish resources for the organizations saving lives on the front lines. This is a great opportunity for community members to participate in the COVID-19 response.

These resources, as well as many others, are currently in short supply, and any donations are appreciated.

To donate, please reach out directly the organization requesting supplies. Updates to this list will be provided every Monday.

Burlington Transitional living center

  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Cleaning supplies (Clorox wipes, paper towels, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, garbage bags, bleach)
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic silverware
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Gas cards

​Contact Information:
Cristen Chaffee

Catherine marian housing, inc.   

  • Pantry supplies (canned goods)  
  • Size 4 diapers
  • Bus passes for client transportation (as long as public transportation is operating)  

Contact Information:
Pamela Handrow, executive director  

halo, inc. (homeless assistance leadership organization)

  • Toothpaste
  • Disposable razors
  • Deodorant
  • Masks
  • Disposable gloves
  • Sanitizer wipes
  • Bleach
  • Grape jelly
  • Snack bars
  • Twin sheets (fitted and flat)
  • Pantry supplies (canned goods)
  • Alcohol wipes

Contact Information: 
2000 DeKoven Avenue Unit 1
Racine, WI 53403

Racine county food bank

  • Individual food donors to drop their items at any Piggly Wiggly or Pick n' Save location east of I-94 
  • N-95 or surgical masks for pantry volunteers on the front lines
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sandwich bags 
  • Monetary donations not collected due to canceled food drives

Contact Information: 
Dan Taivalkoski, executive director
2000 DeKoven Avenue Unit 2
Racine, WI 53403
*Please call before dropping off items

racine friendship clubhouse

  • XL latex gloves
  • Bleach
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Laundry soap

Contact Information:
Lynelle Saunders
2000 17th Street
Racine, WI 53403

safe haven of racine, inc.

  • Masks
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Grocery store/food purchase gift cards

Contact Information: 
Jeanette Brown, executive director
1030 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

The Salvation army - racine corps

  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Bar soap
  • Hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Size 4-6 diapers
  • Baby wipes

​Contact Information: 
Jamie Read, social services manager
1901 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53402

united way of racine county

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes

Contact Information:
2000 Domanik Drive
Racine, WI 53404

Veterans outreach of wisconsin

  • Fresh/Frozen meat (preferably 5lb portions)
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned Soups and stews (preferably with meat)
  • Pasta noodles and jars of meat sauce
  • Bags of rice
  • Cereal

Contact Information:
24/7 donation drop box for *non-perishables* on the west side of our 1624 Yout Street building in Racine.
Fresh/frozen meat/producce can be dropped off curbside Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.

women's resource center of racine, inc.  

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Bleach
  • Lysol spray or any other disinfecting products
  • Size 5 or 6 diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Agency-level laptops

​Contact Information: 
Jori Chambers

thank you to our generous donors!

Because of your contributions, our funded agencies can continue to serve the Racine community.

  • David C. and Ellen S. Easley
  • John E. Magerus and Everett R. McKinney
  • Jessica Schacht
  • Alexa Haigh
  • Katie Walker
  • Husain Jafar
  • Clair Holland
  • Elizabeth Erickson
  • Constance Herrick
  • Dan Taivalkoski
  • Kevin McCabe
  • Osmar Aguilar 
  • Matt Montemurro
  • Jason meekma
  • Jennifer Eastman
  • MT Boyle
  • Jill and Bob Hartmann
  • Matt Snyder
  • Scott and Cheryl Reaume 
  • Marcus White 
  • Dina Richman
  • Michelle Gehring
  • Mark Villalpando 
  • Joseph Heck
  • Mary Gragg
  • Mark M. Giese 
  • Michelle Ortwein
  • David Maurer
  • Dave Durment
  • Juliana Van Winkle 
  • Michele Jones
  • Terrence McCarthy 
  • Nancy Verbetenn
  • Jerold Hershberger
  • Jim and Cherry Wardrip
  • Steve McLaughlin
  • Shirley Heck
  • Justus Morgan
  • Connie Molbeck
  • Kathy Ciszewsk
  • Sandra Ochs
  • Patrick Bohon
  • Steven Johnson
  • Laura D'Amato
  • Roberta and Jim Stark
  • Patricia Hoffman
  • Diane Ingalsbe
  • Karin Niemuth
  • Sheila Bugalecki
  • Brian F. and Linda M. Duczman O'Connell
  • Jennifer Ashley
  • Mark and Ann Lee
  • Dan Trittin
  • Olatoye Baiyewu
  • Vicki Biehn
  • Lori Strangberg
  • Carla Wilks
  • Ruth Bradford-Johnson 
  • Daniel Baran
  • Kelsey Tessmann
  • Lynelle Saunders
  • Phyllis Pittman
  • Colleen Andersen
  • Rose Woodruff
  • Connie Eberly
  • Michael Rongholt
  • Clina Barrette
  • Teresa Brach
  • Jen Gragg
  • Bruce and Sue Sargent
  • Marilyn McGoldrick
  • Lindsay Browne
  • Rashanda Cainion
  • Alysia Ruiz
  • James Holland 
  • Esther and Marv Letven
  • Kevin Kiesig
  • Patrick W. and Elizabeth A. Powell
  • William Sklba
  • Gary and Joan Suhr
  • Robin Smerchek
  • Thomas P. Rutkowski and Natalie S. Chulew
  • David and Michelle Novick
  • Camela M. Meyer
  • Thomas J. and Marcia L. Buhler 
  • Roger C. Dower and Elizabeth Anne Altmann 
  • Dave and Carole Pucely Family Fund
  • Debra J. and Russell C. Weyers 
  • Lynn Baron
  • Ruffo Family Foundation Inc.
  • Gus and Sandy Antonneau 
  • Michael Haubrich and Tamala Witt Fund
  • Eric and Lisa Olesen Fund
  • Luan Vaccarello Wells Fund
  • Mark Lukow and Leanne Frey
  • Robert F. Siegert
  • Karen and James Zickus Jr.
  • James D. and Linda R. Wheeler
  • Cherie A. Lyford
  • Anonymous Fund
  • Karen Blatter-Schieler
  • Jackson V. Parker and Mary Ann Staupe
  • Associated Bank
  • In Memory of Tom Johnson
  • In Memory of Adam Biddle
  • The Nord Family Donor Advised Fund
  • Jean Yunker
  • Lisa Merkling
  • Bunny R. Fergus
  • Andrew Tarkington
  • Yogendra and Kavita Bharat Family
  • Sacred Journeys SC Inc - Outreach
  • Racine Community Foundation
  • Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
  • United Mechanical, Inc
  • Baird Foundation
  • United Way of Racine County
  • inFaith Community Foundation
  • Advocate Aurora Health
  • Higher Expectations for Racine County
  • JP Morgan Charitable Giving Fund
  • Johnson Bank
  • Ascension
  • Mobile Cause 
  • United Way