Henderson Recovery & Restoration Grant Application

Fund Outline:


Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has stepped up in a big way to secure funds for the most vulnerable and impacted individuals and businesses in the city and county of Henderson, Kentucky. Due to an unprecedented need brought on in a number of different ways by the pandemic, the Henderson Recovery and Restoration Fund was created to raise and distribute funds in a needs-based manner to local nonprofit organizations servicing the citizens of Henderson County.

Grant Eligibility:

  • Grants are open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that maintain a business office in the county of Henderson, Kentucky, and that serve the residents of said county, and that are in good standing with the IRS.
  • Businesses and individuals are not eligible at this time.
  • Fiscally sponsored groups are not eligible at this time.

Grant Criteria:

The HR&R Fund will consider grant requests to eligible nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic. These requests may (be due to or) include, but are not limited to:

  • A loss in revenue due to a noticeable decline in fundraising from prior years.
  • An increase in operational expenses due to an expanded effort to serve more clients or to serve clients in a more monetarily meaningful way as a result of the pandemic.
  • Assistance with newly designed programming related to helping Henderson County residents cope with the impacts of COVID-19 (shelter, food assistance, mental health, training related to enhancing employability, etc.).

Grant Processing:

  • The application period will start April 1, 2021 and end April 30, 2021.
  • Electronic applications will be available on the United Way of Henderson website.
  • Physical applications can be picked up at the local United Way office or at Baird Investments located on the corner of 2nd and Elm Streets.
  • Applications must be turned in no later than 3 PM on April 30, 2021, to the United Way office or to Baird Investments (or via the website) in order to be considered. 
  • Grants are expected to range between $500 and $25,000.
  • Grants will be evaluated by an allocations committee throughout the month of May 2021.
  • Awards will be based on need and availability of funds.
  • Recipients will be notified before the end of May 2021 as to the status of their applications.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.


  • Organizations that exist for political or partisan purposes.
  • Academic, medical, or medical research organizations.
  • Organizations whose original 501(c)3 status determination is less than one year old by the end of the application period.
  • Grants for the purposes of paying debt or legal judgments.
  • Grants for the creation or expansion of endowment funds.

Grant Details:

  • Applications accepted 4/1/2021 – 4/30/2021.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee an award or a specific amount.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an allocations committee throughout the month of May 2021.
  • Your contact person will be notified no later than May 31, 2021 as to the status of your award via the contact information you provide.
  • Awards will be based on need and availability of funds.
  • Grants range from $500 to $25,000. Do not ask for more than you need.

Applications are due by Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4 pm.


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Application Agreement

By accepting an award, you agree to write a detailed letter explaining how the funds were used and how they furthered your organization’s cause within ninety (90) calendar days of receipt to the organizers of the fund and to submit this letter back to either:

United Way of Henderson
Kentucky 125 First Street, Suite 100
Henderson, KY 42420


Baird Investments c/o Mark Chumbler
231 Second Street
Henderson, KY 42420  

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