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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.


Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Anne and Bill Swindells Charitable Trust
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Grants to improve the health and welfare of Oregon citizens

Trust Management Services
Deadline: August 15, 2018
Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah
and Washington Counties

The Chambers Family Foundation
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Lane, Benton and Deschutes Counties

Juan Young Foundation
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Grants to enhance the health, education and welfare of children under the age of 21

Silver Family Foundation
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Focus is transition youth development for low-income youth

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

Charles Lafitte Foundationpromote inclusiveness while looking to alleviate human problems
Deadline: On-going

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