General and Innovative Grants

United Way Fox Cities improves lives by bringing diverse people together to build a stronger, more caring community for everyone.

To fulfill its mission, United Way Fox Cities has identified four Quality of Life Goals and population-level indicators that show how we are doing on those goals. These Quality of Life Goals and their population-level indicators include:

1. Children and youth are on track to reach their full potential.

  • Percent of third grade students reading at or above proficient level.
  • Percent of economically disadvantaged third grade students reading at or above profieient level.

2. Individuals and families are financially stable.

  • Percent of households spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs.

3. Children are free of abuse and neglect.

  • Number of screened-in cases for abuse and neglect.
  • Number of children in out-of-home placement.

4. Adults, children and youth are healthy.

  • Percent of adults experiencing poor mental health days.
  • Percent of adults and youth experiencing poor mental health days that kept them from doing usual activities.
  • Percent of youth attempting suicide.

All programs funded by United Way Fox Cities must be able to demonstrate a contribution to one of the four Quality of Life Goals.

Results-Based Accountability

United Way Fox Cities has adopted the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework for population accountability and program performance accountability. Organizations interested in applying for a grant from United Way that are unfamiliat with RBA principles are encouraged to attend an RBA 101 session prior to submitting a funding request. Please check the United Way website for dates and times of RBA 101 sessions.

There are two categories of grants:

General Grants

General Grants are defined as funding that addresses an unexpected agency need, capacity building or another, short-term need impacting service delivery other than capital funding for bricks and mortar. The program for which the applicant is seeking funding must be able to demonstrate a contribution to one of United Way's four Quality of Life Goals. 

General Grants will be accepted twice a year, in the spring and in th fallApplicants must complete the application for General Grants.

General Grants for the spring cycle are due at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, May 20, 2019.

Please note that the application below is for the 2019 spring cycle only. The application may change for the fall cycle.

2019 Spring Cycle General Grant Application

2019 Spring Cycle General Grant Criteria

2019 Spring Cycle General Grant Guidelines

2019 Spring Cycle Sample Agency Agreement

Innovative Grants

Innovative Grants are defined as funding that addresses an underlying cause of an identified community need. United Way will accept proposals that address one of our four Quality of Life Goals.

Innovative Grants are currently closed.

Please contact Mary Wisnet at United Way Fox Cities with any questions regarding grants. She can be reached at 920-735-5461 or mary.wisnet@unitedwayfoxcities.org.