Be a Good Neighbor

The Upper Arlington Community Foundation is home to the Good Neighbor Fund, supporting UA residents in their time of need. Upper Arlington residents are eligible to apply for one-time-only, confidential financial assistance of up to $2,500 to help with emergency needs, including but not limited to, living expenses, utilities, medical fees, home safety repairs, and transportation.

Applicants are referred by Advocate Partners: UA City Schools, UA Commission on Aging, UA Fire Department, or UA Police.

More than $100K granted to the UA Community

Living expenses gave a hard-working single mother the opportunity to complete her education to become a Registered Nurse

Rent and utilities gave a family peace of mind when their father was going through a medical emergency

A mobility ramp ensured a senior aged in place at home with family

Mortgage and insurance payments helped a family when they suffered a sudden loss

Grocery gift cards replenished residents’ spoiled food in a power outage

Medical bill payments supported a caregiver who left her job to care for a loved one

Two-months rent stabilized a family before their high school senior left for college

Access to internet saved an employee’s job so he could work remotely

Rent payments supported a mother when she lost her job due to an illness

Gratitude for GNF

“Thank you so much for the funds to purchase a Safe Awake for our son. It makes us feel more confident about [his] safety at night. We’re so thankful for this organization!”

“I am recovering very well and hopeful for the future. Thank you so much for your help with paying our bills and mortgage!”

“This [grant] made me feel even more love for this city. I can’t put it into words. They’ll never know how much they helped me.”

“It was such a pleasant surprise. [The grant] really is from your neighbors. It’s your community, people you know. I feel lucky to live here.”

“[This grant] meant everything to us. As a small business there isn’t much help out there and we certainly didn’t expect it. But, in this case the funds were extremely welcome because this business is my life and failure is not an option.”

Be a good neighbor! Make your gift today.

Checks to: Upper Arlington Community Foundation, Attn: Good Neighbor Fund 3600 Tremont Rd, Columbus, OH 43221

Questions? Contact Jessica Grisez, UACF Executive Director,, 614.451.0700

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