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2021 Community Investment Process

Our application process for 2021 is now open until June 25th.  Successful applicants will receive funding from March 2022-February 2023.

Our funding review process takes place in 3 phases:

  1. Letter of Intent (open May 17th, due June 25th)
  2. Application by invitation (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 Alexya Heelis, Executive Director, to discuss your ideas.


Funding Principles


For more information or assistance, please contact Alexya at  

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