A map of Benton County, Oregon

Many local nonprofits are on the front lines serving vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. Other groups, including arts, environmental and enrichment organizations have ceased offering programs and/or stopped fundraising. Now is the time to help our local nonprofit organizations weather this difficult moment.

Following is a list of local resources for both people with urgent needs and those who can help. We will continue to provide information about resources like this throughout the crisis.

Benton County Resources

Benton County Recovers: This site was launched to facilitate community preparedness and recovery in Benton County, Oregon. Residents can request help or sign up to donate and volunteer. Organizations can offer specific support as well.

COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Established by the Benton Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, this fund supports community organizations serving vulnerable populations. The first $50,000 in donations received will be matched 1:1.

Oregon State University Human Services Resource Center: This site provides information on OSU’s textbook lending program, the SNAP program, local food pantries, emergency housing and more. 

United Way COVID-19 Resource List: The United Way of Linn, Benton, & Lincoln Counties will be maintaining a list of ongoing volunteer needs and services throughout the region. Visitors may find organizations providing assistance in this time or may find opportunities to volunteer or donate. 

State Resources

Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources: Assembled by Governor Kate Brown’s office, this link includes current guidelines and state resources for all things related to the pandemic. 

WorkSource Oregon (Unemployment Application): This site provides information on how to apply for employers as well as for employees facing unemployment due to coronavirus-related concerns. 

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities: Available in English and Spanish, this site provides links to resources and opportunities to access emergency funds for undocumented residents. 

For an update on specific Benton County nonprofits please click here.

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