Grant Opportunities

Featured Grant Opportunity

United Way Now Accepting 2018 Grant Applications

United Way has changed the process of how we fund our nonprofit community. We will no longer be awarding grants on a 2-year cycle. This change is largely due to the availability of funds and the intent to more closely align with the intent and wishes of our donors. Here are some basic details about the process:

  • The grant application process has no timeline and is open continually.
  • Grant requests are recommended to address either childhood poverty, homelessness, capacity building or an urgent, unmet need.
  • All area nonprofits are eligible.
  • Applications will be completed online.
  • All grants are awarded in a single payment, amounts based on available funding.
  • Once received, a complete agency profile for each application will be created and presented to the United Way Board of Directors.
  • The Board then selects recipients and amounts of requested grants – again, based on available funding.
  • Grantees will be notified via email and a phone call by United Way staff.
  • A signed Grant Funding Agreement must be received prior to release of funding. (Click here to download sample of the agreement.)
  • Grant payments will be sent via U.S. mail. However, if funding is urgent, a representative of the Grantees’ organization may pick the check up at our office.

The online application is available on our website under What We Do > Support Community Nonprofits > UW Grant Application. You can access the page directly using the link below.


Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Announces Grant Availability.  

The CDFI Fund announced today that grants are available through its Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance categories.  Applications are due on April 4th. Grants can be used for small business and housing loans, as well as other community purposes.  For details on how to apply, click here.

Recognizing Unique Opportunities to Improve Quality of Life for Military Families

$200,000 for Organizations Supporting Military Families

Every day, service members, veterans, and their families rise to the challenge of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while facing the unique trials that come with having dedicated their lives in service to our nation. These families often face long deployments and separation, and many must cope with the long-term effects associated with service.

Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times join together in presenting $200,000 in grants to the most creative military quality of life improvement plans. Complete the online application and tell us about your innovative idea to improve the quality of life for military families, and your organization could be awarded up to $50,000 in funding.

Applications now open!
Deadline April 25, 2018


Upcoming Grant Opportunities


United Way of the Columbia Willamette Catalyst Fund
Deadline: April 16, 2018

Ongoing Grant Opportunities

Albertsons Companies Foundation: seek out your town on the website

  • Health and Human Services
  • Hunger
  • Youth and Education
  • Veterans
  • Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities

Deadline: On-going

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Foundation: Supports Elders, veterans, and people with disabilities
Deadline: On-going

JM/Milbank Foundation: Supports Safety, Education and Community Development
Deadline: On-going

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Foundation: Supports Elders, veterans and people with disabilities
Deadline: On-going

Albertsons Companies Foundation
Deadline: On-going

Deadline: On-going

Public Welfare Foundation: Criminal justice, juvenile justice and workers rights
Deadline: Open (LOI)

Standard Community Foundation: healthy communities, disability and empowerment, cultural development, education and advancement
Deadline: Open

Microsoft Elevating America: Software donations for nonprofits who benefit a variety of populations
Deadline: Open

The Brown Foundation: For public charitable purposes, principally for support, encouragement, and assistance to education, the arts, and community service
Deadline: on-going

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: Older Adults, Workforce Development, Education, Disabilities, Basic Human Needs & Health, Veterans, and General Community Support
Deadline: on-going

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