Highlights United Way's Commitment to Respond, Recover, Reimagine, and Rebuild

May 7, 2021 (Plymouth, Indiana) – The United Way of Marshall County today released its new grant application process: United Way R4 Grants: Respond, Recover, Reimagine & Rebuild. The new United Way grant process will be used for COVID-19 related grants as well as for all 2021-2022 funding requests.


Applications for United Way R4 Grants may be for:

  • short term projects and longer-term needs thru December 31, 2021
  • organizational or collaborative initiatives
  • operational or program support
  • for needs due to or exacerbated by COVID-19 or needs not related to COVID-19


“Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund has provided vital relief to the most vulnerable in our community,” said Linda Yoder, Executive Director of the United Way of Marshall County. “Now, we start the shift to a recovery mindset.” Yoder continued, “How do we reimagine and rebuild after the past year? The United Way R4 Grant process is a great first step.”


Respond, Recover, Reimagine and Rebuild

Nearly every facet of what makes a community has been impacted by COVID-19, from the health of Marshall County residents and businesses to the economy, financial stability of area households, education and beyond.  United Way is committed to providing vital services that are crucial to healthy communities.


The United Way Board of Directors, upon their vote approving the new grant process, highlighted the organization’s unprecedented response to the first year of the pandemic. In partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation and the Marshall County Crossroads team, United Way galvanized the support of local business partners, donors, volunteers, and advocates to help people in Marshall County face the challenges related to the pandemic and its economic fallout.


Organizations that are working to fight for the education, financial stability, and health of Marshall County households may apply for a United Way R4 Grant at www.marshallcountyuw.org/R4Grant by clicking on “United Way R4 Grant Application.” The grant application will remain open to continue to respond to changing or emerging needs.

Funding will be from multiple sources including the Marshall County COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund -- grant funding that was secured in partnership with the Marshall County Community Foundation and Marshall County Crossroads team -- grant funding from Indiana United Ways, the Lilly Endowment, and the United Way annual campaign.


“The United Way Campaign is an important way you can help fight for the future of local families,” said Sarah Smith, Chair of the United Way Board of Directors. “Your campaign donations make sure our trusted community partners are able to respond, recover, reimagine, and rebuild. Together, we Live UNITED in Marshall County!”