Apply for a partner grant

Apply for a United Way grant and join us as a nonprofit partner

Our Vision

To create lasting change in Southeastern Michigan we invest in and collaborate with local organizations that effectively create opportunities and produce results in our focus areas. Apply for a United Way grant if you meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.

If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined below, we invite you to apply to receive a United Way grant.

Grant eligibility

To be eligible for a United Way grant, your program must:

Concentrate its efforts and services within the United Way for Southeastern Michigan service area (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties)

Align with at least one of United Way’s impact areas and strategies

For grants from our Community Impact Fund, you must also meet financial criteria including: a complete annual independent audit, an annual tax return (990/990EZ), an active Board of Directors, and an IRS determination letter verifying nonprofit status

*A review of the stewardship documents will be completed by United Way for Southeastern staff and a committee of volunteer

Best investment criteria

Tracking
Tracking

Partners who use a centralized and standardized outcome assessment/tracking tool.

Data
Data

Partners who collect and share data and use it to inform decisions.

Engagement
Engagement

Partners who demonstrate community connectivity with the capacity for deep engagement.

Outcomes
Outcomes

Partners who use a collection of supportive services, shared operations and use existing structures to maximize individual outcomes.

Funding
Funding

Partners with the ability to garner financial resources (such as HUD or CMS funds) into the region will.

Innovation
Innovation

Partners who collect and share data and use it to inform decisions.

Geography
Geography

Partners who use criteria to prioritize high-need populations based on ZIP codes and poverty data.

Equity
Equity

Partners who demonstrate an effort toward policies and procedures around diversity and equity inclusion.

Phase 1
Phase 1
  • Letters of Intent (LOI) Submission
  • External Volunteer Advisory Committee Review of LOI
  • Letters of acceptance/denial sent
Phase 2
Phase 1
  • Request for Qualifications Submission
  • Application Review and Scoring
Phase 3
Phase 1
  • Announcement of Funding
  • Grant Funding Disseminated

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