The United Way of Northeastern South Dakota (United Way) has established a fund in response to the growing needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The United Way will partner with non-profits in Northeastern South Dakota to provide funding for expenses related to COVID-19 programs. 

Who qualifies for funding?

Social service non-profit agencies that are serving any unmet needs related to COVID-19 in Northeastern South Dakota. The fund will only distribute to social service and non-profit entities.  The fund is not open to individual solicitation.

What are the Criteria for Funding?

Who will determine funding and funding levels?

A committee of United Way Board members along with community members will meet on a regular basis to review applications.  Funding levels will be based on availability of resources in the fund. The goal of the fund will be to spend down all donations, however if additional funds remain, the United Way will set aside the funds for other potential emergency funding situations. 

Will my dollars stay local?

Funding priorities will focus on local needs and efforts in Northeastern South Dakota. United Way will provide periodic updates on the Covid-19 Fund along with fund allocations made in our region.  

How to Donate to the Fund?

Checks can be mails to:

                United Way of Northeastern SD

                COVID-19 Fund

                PO Box 1065

                Aberdeen, SD 57401

You can also drop of checks or cash to any of the following financial institutions in Aberdeen:

Dacotah Bank

Great Western Bank

Plains Commerce Bank

Donate online at:


                Click the donate button – COVID-19 Relief Fund


                Contact the United Way office at 605-225-0212.

Questions related to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, please contact the United Way office at 605-225-0212.



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