COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery

At the Marshall County Community Foundation and United Way of Marshall County, we take the impact of COVID-19 seriously. Our network is responding to this global pandemic that’s having a deep local impact in our communities.

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Local Marshall County nonprofits are experiencing interruptions to their programs while at the same time facing a greater demand for their services from families and individuals in need. In partnership with the United Way, the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is now active to support our community and residents and will be deployed in the coming days, weeks, and months to respond to needs of the most vulnerable during this crisis. Donate online here


Contributions may be made via the United Way website at or by mail to the Marshall County Philanthropy Center, 2680 Miller Drive, Suite 120, Plymouth IN 46563. *Please note what the donation is for under the notes section on your Paypal donation page or on your check’s memo line.*

Grant from a fund within the Community Foundation

Please e-mail Linda Yoder at or Angie Rupchock-Schafer at at the Community Foundation.

Grant from a fund at a foundation other than the Community Foundation

Make grants payable to the Marshall County Community Foundation designated for the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)

Make distributions payable to the Marshall County Community Foundation designated for the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.

For gifts of stock and securities, wire transfer or other assets

Please contact Linda Yoder at or call 574.935.5159. The Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is active and will be used to address immediate and long term needs.

Grant rounds   

To apply for a Rapid Response Grant from the Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery fund, please click here. During Phase 1 Grants, we are working with trusted community partners to identify the most critical immediate basic needs such as food, childcare, mental health, and rent/utility assistance. During Phase 2 Grants, we will work on longer term needs with a committee of representatives from each Marshall County city and town helping guide that work. We are utilizing the best resources from both United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation to continue to support our communities. 

Grant recipients  

The Marshall County COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is making Rapid Response grants to trusted community partners providing direct assistance to impacted households.

Rapid Response Grant Recipients to date
  • Argos Methodist Church Food Pantry
  • Beaman Home
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Argos Elementary 
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Culver
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Plymouth
  • Blessings in a Backpack, Walkerton Elementary
  • Bourbon First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County
  • Bread of Life Food Pantry (Plymouth)
  • County Line Brethren Church Food Pantry (LaPaz)
  • Cultivate Food Rescue (Marshall County)
  • Culver Community Youth Center (aka Culver Boys and GIrls Club)
  • David's Courage
  • Dustin's Place
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana
  • Grace United Church of Christ Food Pantry (Culver)
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Inc.
  • Link to Hope
  • Marshall County Council on Aging
  • Marshall County Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Marshall County Neighborhood Center (Plymouth)
  • Monastery of the Holy Martyrs Food Pantry (Plymouth)
  • Oakhaven Community
  • Project Help (Bremen)
  • Plymouth Community School Corporation
  • Plymouth Wesleyan Church Food Pantry
  • Triton School Corporation
  • Women's Care Center

Read the press releases for each Rapid Response grant round in our news section HERE


Visit for information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the state and locally. The United Way of Indiana would like to remind everyone that the vaccine is out and currently being distributed to anyone Hoosier 16 or older.

The Marshall County Health Department encourages residents to call 211 to register for COVID-19 vaccination. You can also register online HERE.

Please direct all vaccine-related questions to the Marshall County Health Department. For latest updates, please visit their Facebook page or call them at 574-935-8565.


The Marshall County Health Department has set up a COVID-19 call center which can be reached by dialing 574-935-8565 and selecting option #8.


Saint Joseph Health System is blessed to have an outpouring of support from volunteers in our Vaccination Clinics. Volunteers helped with more than 1,100 hours of non-clinical work throughout January. This increase in personnel helps us in our efforts to vaccinate as many of our residents as quickly and safely as possible. The greatest need now is skilled, licensed clinical volunteers.
If you are a clinically licensed professional interested in volunteering at our Vaccination Clinics, we need you! We are specifically looking for vaccinator roles to be filled at our Marshall County vaccine clinic as soon as possible. If you are licensed to administer the vaccine and have a current BLS, please sign up by going to this link:
Visit ( for information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the state and locally.

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Recursos del condado de Marshall:

Recursos e información de COVID-19, salud, educación, inseguridad alimentaria, casa y servicios públicos, mas recursos.

SEARCH for help

When you are looking for the information you need to get help in Marshall County, you need to find it right away. By using SEARCH United Way of Marshall County, you’ll easily find the information you’re looking for… when you’re looking for it.

People throughout our community turn to United Way every day for information and support – whether COVID-19, education, disaster, or financial-related. We have information that connects people of all ages to the necessary health and human services you need. We’re excited to put this information directly into your hands. SEARCH for help HERE

If you need our help, we are also always only a phone call away. 574-936-3366. EASY. FAST. EFFECTIVE.

For more specific information, please view the following resources:

- Food Pantries

- Housing & Utility Assistance in Marshall County

- IHCDA Rental Assistance Portal

- Mental Health Crisis Text Line

- Pandemic-EBT Cards

- United Way COVID-19 Info

Take Charge Against COVID

Marshall County Crossroads is working with our dedicated caregivers in the medical field, our county leaders, and local businesses to encourage you to do everything you can to TAKE CHARGE against COVID-19. Our hospitals and front-line workers are in critical need of our compassion and support.

In a season where so many are feeling a loss of security, our mission is to provide resources to our community that gives you some control back.

Our community is in need of immediate action. Approximately 20% of positive COVID cases in Marshall County need hospital care. Our local hospitals, medical supplies, doctors, and nurses are stretched thin. We are at the breaking point. It's time to care for our caregivers!

Marshall County Crossroads is All In! Visit the Take Charge Against COVID action page to learn more and see how YOU can take charge.

Funds for businesses needing assistance due to covid-19

Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is the administrator of a grant that will make funds available for businesses that are struggling because of the pandemic. Businesses that need assistance are encouraged to contact MCEDC to apply for up to $7,500 to be used for employee salaries, operational expenses, working capital, continue business operations, and support remote work.

Initially, the funds will be issued as a micro-loan. If the business maintains the same number of employees after two years, the loan will be forgiven as a grant. 

Applications are available online at Request for Funds. Applications and additional information are also available by contacting Greg Hildebrand, MCEDC Economic Development Project Manager, at (574) 935-8499, or by email at


We are taking precautions to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The Marshall County Community Foundation and United Way of Marshall County team are currently operating remotely. Our main number, 574.935.5159, will be answered as normal from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays. All staff will remain accessible as usual via email and phone. FOR DROP OFFS, please call 574.354.0315 to allow immediate access to the drop box in the front of our office. Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574.936.3366 to learn more about local resources and assistance available to households impacted by COVID-19.


  • Visit our partners at the United Way of Marshall County for daily updates on the latest COVID-19 resource updates, changes to local services, or to update your business or nonprofits information at
  • Information regarding rental and utility assistance program HERE.
  • Call 211 with your questions regarding food, childcare, housing and utility assistance, mental health services or visit 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Call the United Way of Marshall County at 574.936.3366 to learn more about resources available to households impacted by COVID-19.