Current Funding Opportunities
As an organization that seeks to disrupt inequity and foster a region where all thrive, regardless of income, race and place, our greatest concern during the COVID-19 crisis is its disproportionate impact on those already experiencing the greatest disparities.
The COVID-19 pandemic will have a long-term impact on individuals, the nonprofit community and our overall economy. As a result, we have developed a phased funding strategy to both address immediate needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and support recovery in the longer-term.
This current wave of GTCUW COVID-19 funding, which will be determined via an open RFP, is directed at supporting nonprofit organizations and partnerships expanding current services, and/or finding new and creative ways to carry out services and support their clients’ emergency needs.
A minimum of $400,000 will be disbursed as part of this funding wave. Additional funding will depend on GTCUW fundraising efforts.
View more information and apply for this RFP here.
General Information About United Way Funding
We offer grants focused on making an impact in our Education Success, Household Stability, and Economic Opportunity areas, in addition to numerous other opportunities to fill a gap or impact a critical issue. United Way funded programs are chosen from a competitive application process, in order to direct grant funding to the most effective programs in the Twin Cities.
When reviewing proposals from registered 501(c)(3) agencies, volunteers and United Way staff use the following selection criteria:
- Location: Funding is restricted to the 9-county greater Twin Cities area (Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington counties)
- Alignment: Programs must be aligned with our organizational priorities of education, housing, food and economic opportunity.
- Impact: Programming must be effective as reflected by evaluation efforts and outcomes
- Clients: Populations served must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines and should encompass people of all backgrounds and abilities
Upcoming Funding Opportunities