Community Impact Grants

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

UWFC Granting Philosophy

United Way Fox Cities is committed to addressing community need and creating positive change in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability. Through grant-making we strive to address community needs, connect community partners and maximize non-profits’ change-making potential.

Our grant-making priorities drive forward our three Quality of Life Goals and reflect our commitment to creating a safer, more inclusive, equitable and welcoming community where everyone can thrive.

1.     Health- Adults, children and youth are healthy.

2.     Education- Children and youth are on track to reach their full potential

3.     Financial Stability- Individuals and families are financially stable.

As a funder, we highly value being good stewards of donor contributions and advocating for community change that will have long-term positive effects on the lives of individuals and the collective good. By co-creating solutions with community partners, we develop relationships and trust that will ensure a positive impact to those most in need.


How to Apply for a Community Impact Grant: 

  • Community Impact Grants are available for ideas that build programming around the three areas of Health, Education and/or Financial Stability. Consideration will be given to projects seeking grant funds for one or more of the following: 

  1. A creative or original solution to an underlying community need
  2. Efforts that address an unexpected agency need
  3. Capacity building
  4. Emerging and/or short-term need impacting service delivery
  5. Renewing or scaling current programming
  • Preference will be given to projects that are more preventative in nature and apply to systemic change. Community Impact Grants are awarded up to $100,000 over one or two years. A typical grant award ranges from $10,000 to $25,000.
  • Community Impact Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the United Way Fox Cities budget fiscal year (April 1-March 31). Applications will be reviewed three times a year, as long as funds are available.

All grant applications will be submitted through our e-Cimpact database. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please email Lisa at with your interest. Applicants will be asked to fill out a Letter of Intent.  Once the application process is open, you will receive a log-in via email. 


Results-Based Accountability

United Way has adopted the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework for population level accountability and program performance accountability. If your agency is awarded a grant through this process, you will be asked to attend a United Way Fox Cities' RBA 101 training. A list of training dates can be found on the United Way website: dates and times of the RBA 101 sessions.