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2023 Community Investment Process

Our funding application process opens on May 15th.  Successful applicants will receive funding from March 2024 – February 2025.

Our funding review process takes place in 3 phases:

  1. Letter of Intent (opens May 15th, closes June 25th)
  2. Application by invitation (open Aug 28th, due Oct 1st)
  3. Interview Oct/Nov by invitation



Before beginning your online application please review the application guide. The guide provides samples, FAQs, tips, and instructions for the application platform.

At United Way, we help people. Granting funds to local charities is one of the major ways we help solve local and regional social problems. We invest for impact and outcomes.

Funding Guidelines and Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

Our Investments:



We do NOT provide funding for the following:


As you consider applying for funding, we encourage you to contact Chelsie Nightingale, Community Impact Manager, to discuss your ideas.


Funding Principles


For more information or assistance, please contact Chelsie at

For a complete list of programs, services and strategies currently funded, please click here.