Grant Programs

For over 100 years your local United Way has been supporting organizations to improve the lives of Washtenaw County people.


We envision an equitable community where opportunity is not limited and every member reaches their full potential.  In all our roles we will consciously work to eliminate injustice and inequity in order to realize a community where:

  • Members use their power and privilege to end poverty in our county;
  • Your zip code no longer predicts your opportunity in life;
  • Achievement gaps between races and ethnicities are eliminated;
  • Everyone in our community has safe, comfortable, and affordable housing;
  • Life expectancy, regardless of race, ethnicity, or income level, is the same across all populations and communities;
  • Poverty is not intergenerational. If it exists, it is intermittent and brief;
  • Everyone is able to thrive and experience a life of joy, purpose, and rest.


For a deeper look at our grant investments by fund, please visit our Your Dollars at Work page

To be notified of future UWWC grant opportunities, complete this online form.



For more information about our work, contact:
Bridget Herrmann, Vice President of Impact and Advocacy, 

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