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.
  • Long Term sustainable programming/projects
  • 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.).
  • Capital Projects (looking long term)

Grant Processing:

  • The application period will start April 4, 2022 and end May 4 2022.
  • 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 4 PM on May 4, 2022, via the United Way website in order to be considered. 
  • Grants are expected to range between $500 and $50,000.00
  • Grants will be evaluated by an allocations committee throughout the month of May 2022.
  • Awards will be based on need and availability of funds.
  • Recipients will be notified in June 2022 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 4/4/2022-5/4/2022.
  • 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 2022.
  • Your contact person will be notified no later than June 30, 2022 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 $50,000.00 Do not ask for more than you need.

Applications are due by Wednesday May 4, 2022 at 4 pm.

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