During times of uncertainty, the Brazos Valley comes together to support each other. COVID-19 is a new test of our collective strength. As social distancing and self-quarantining become part of everyday life, we’re facing new economic challenges. To support the escalating need, community nonprofits are partnering with local governments and businesses to launch a relief fund for Brazos Valley residents and businesses that face economic uncertainty as the region continues to follow CDC, state and city guidelines designed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund is being managed by United Way of the Brazos Valley, the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley, the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, the City of Bryan and the City of College Station.

Funds will be distributed throughout the Brazos Valley for:

  • Nonprofit Organization Support – offering grants for programs supporting food, rent and utility assistance for those impacted by COVID-19 response
  • Small Business Relief – offering small business payroll and rent grants for those whose business has experienced severe interruption due to COVD-19 response

As of May 12, the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief fund has granted a total of $1,181,228 to 12 nonprofits and 114 Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 response containment efforts. Click here to see a full list of Brazos Valley recipients.

We invite you to consider a monetary gift to support this community relief effort.

Donations of all sizes are welcome and each donation adds up to make a big impact. 

Ways to Donate

To donate to the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

  • Click here to donate online
  • Text BVCOVID19 to 4-1-4-4-4
  • Cash and check donations can be mailed to the address below. Check donations may be made out to United Way of the Brazos Valley, with “Community Relief Fund” in the memo note.

United Way of the Brazos Valley, 1716 Briarcrest Dr., Ste. 155, Bryan, TX 77802

Eligibility and Application for Funds

The application deadline for Phase III was Thursday, Apr. 30, at 12 noon. Application periods and reviews will be ongoing as the committee will continue to award grants until all funds are depleted.

This grant funding is designed to help existing nonprofit organizations and small businesses, therefore individuals are not eligible for this fund. If you have been laid-off or furloughed due to COVID-19, we encourage you to ask your employer to apply for a grant. Individuals can also contact 2-1-1 Texas by dialing 2-1-1 to receive referrals to nonprofit organizations receiving a grant from the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.

Click here to see a full list of grant recipients as of May 12. This list is being updated as more recipients are being announced.

Community Resources – 2-1-1 Texas

As always, the 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Hotline is here answering the call from neighbors in need. 2-1-1 Texas provides information about community resources and connects people to basic needs assistance and other social services, a demand which is likely to increase. You can also search the 2-1-1 Texas database online at 2-1-1 Texas is not the number to call for emergencies. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a 2-1-1 Texas Call Specialist.

General Resources – Dial 2-1-1 Option 1

2-1-1 Texas Option 1 offers information on local resources for needs such as food, rent or utility assistance. Simply dial 2-1-1, select your language, then select Option 1.

Health & Human Services – Dial 2-1-1 Option 2

2-1-1 Texas Option 2 offers information state benefits SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare, TANF, etc. programs. Simply dial 2-1-1, select your language, then select Option 2.

COVID-19 Questions – Dial 2-1-1 Option 6

2-1-1 Texas Option 6 is a special hotline for individuals with questions and concerns about COVID-19. Simply dial 2-1-1, select your language, then select Option 6.

2-1-1 Texas Data Dashboards

2-1-1 Texas compiles caller data detailing its call demographics and needs in the Brazos Valley with county-by-county breakdowns for the Brazos Valley. Click below to see 2-1-1 Texas Data Dashboards for the Brazos Valley and its counties. For more information on these reports, contact

United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley.