The COVID-19 Relief Grant provides credit unions with an opportunity to help their members mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each COVID-19 Relief Grant recipient will receive up to $5,000 to distribute to their members to offset the costs of groceries, utilities, or rent.

A credit union matching contribution is strongly encouraged so the spirit of the grant aides more credit union members and creates a greater impact on communities throughout Ohio.

COVID-19 Relief Grant Options

Grocery Assistance
Suggested Amount: $250 to $500 per household for grocery expenses
Serves 20-40 households

Utility Assistance
Suggested Amount: $250 to $500 per household for gas, water, and electric expenses
Serves 10-20 households

Rent Assistance
Suggested Amount: $500 per household to supplement the cost of rent
Serves 10-20 households

Grant Timeline
Grant period Aug. 1, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2020
Grant Results Report and Grant Award Tracking Form submitted by Oct. 31, 2020

Application Requirements and Resources
Thoroughly answer the questions in the open boxes below.
* indicates a required field.
Complete the Grant Results Report
Complete a Grant Tracking Sheet
Sample member application

Contact with Questions
Peggy Campbell, Member Support Specialist, 614-923-9736
Kim Connor, Foundation Executive Director, 614-923-9748

COVID-19 Relief Grant

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please provide detail about how exactly the funds will be deposited, transferred, or distributed (i.e. to members, gift cards, directly to utility or landlord companies)
  • Identify matching amount (outlined in description) prior to application process.
  • Total amount of funds your credit union wishes to award.
  • Identify any community partners.
  • Identify amount up to $5,000.
  • By typing the name of your supervisor/manager/CEO, you attest that they consent to you applying for an OCUF grant.