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United Way Grant Opportunities

Brief Description: United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties is requesting proposals to help us achieve our goals within Health, Education and Financial Stability. 
Application Opens: January 15, 2024 
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024; 5pm Central Time (No late applications will be accepted) 
Funding Amount Range: $1,000-$25,000 

Eligible Organizations:

  • 501c3 Nonprofit Organizations 
  • Schools 
  • Government Agencies 
  • Geographic Area 
  • Grants must serve residents within Douglas & Pope Counties. 

Funding Priority Areas and Goals:
See attached for specific focus areas. 

  • Health – Individuals/Families have opportunities to improve their mental health. 
  • Education – Children enter school ready & prepared to be successful. Youth gain the knowledge and skills to be successful in their career and future. 
  • Financial Stability – Individuals/Families have opportunities for employment, enhanced financial literacy and their basic needs met. 

We do not fund:

  • Individuals 
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes 
  • Political organizations or political campaigns 


Grant Application Process:

  1. Submit your application online using the Community Force Grant Management System. 
  2. Agencies present to and interview with a community grant review panel in April 2024. 
  3. The UWDP Board of Directors approves grant amounts and makes final funding decisions. 
  4. Agencies/Organizations will be notified in June 2024 of any award amounts.
  5. Specific grant reporting will be due at the conclusion of the grant cycle. 

Payout of Grants: Quarterly beginning in July 2024. 

  • 3M
  • Calvary
  • Livewire
  • Massman
  • AmericanSolutions