United Way has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to a critical community convener by mobilizing the community to identify underlying conditions while bringing people and organizations together to create collective impact. United Way continually seeks to facilitate a shared community vision and coordinate action across a diverse coalition which produces measured results by sustained efforts.
Grant funding is available to providers of health and human services which fall within three focus impact areas: Health, Education, and Income. As always, funding remains extremely competitive and applicants are encouraged to make requests for critical program service needs. Programs awarded a one-year community investment grant will receive awards over a ten-month funding period beginning mid-September through mid-June.
Annual investment program grants are based on program effectiveness, organizational capacity, collaboration, and the ability to meet United Way’s recommendations and reporting requirements.Ultimately, dollars available for investment grants are determined by contributions donors make to the general, undesignated fund. Contributions designated for a specific agency will continued to be honored.