United Way of Washtenaw County invests in solutions that improve lives. Grants for programs and services that address critical community needs are a key strategy in our work. From childcare to permanent supportive housing, job placement services to meals for seniors, programs funded by United Way are making a difference every day.
Apply: The Opportunity Fund Application is now closed for Round 1. Click here for the application and timeline.
For a complete list of all FY 2016-17 Opportunity Fund grantees, click here.
For a complete list of all FY 2015-16 Opportunity Fund grantees, click here.
For a complete list of all FY 2014-15 Opportunity Fund grantees, click here.
FINANCIAL STABILITY FUND
- Advance the economic well-being of low-income working individuals and families.
- Reduce reliance on predatory financial practices in Washtenaw County neighborhoods.
- Ensure that low-income working individuals and families are aware of available asset-building resources.
- Increase opportunities for low-income individuals and communities to increase their economic asset base through education, coaching and practice
- Job training/skill building
- Literacy (e.g. digital, language, health)
- Financial Stability Capacity Building (e.g. Integration of financial services into an agency’s existing social service array)
- Direct Service Staff Capacity Building (e.g. Increasing the knowledge and skills of social/case workers to provide financial empowerment services to clients)
- Public Policy, Advocacy and Community-Mobilizing (e.g. community campaign on predatory lending practices)
Apply: Application period for the Financial Stability Fund is now closed.
For a complete list of all FY 2016-17 Financial Stabiltiy Fund grantees, click here.
United Way of Washtenaw County is a proud member of the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders. The Washtenaw Coordinated Funders adopted a funding model with three distinct components (Sector Leaders (formerly Planning & Coordinating Entities), Program Operations Funding & Capacity Building Grants) designed to prevent gaps and avoid redundancies in services while streamlining application and reporting procedures for grantees. This effort involved better sharing of information, closer work with local nonprofits to establish common community goals, and increased cooperation in funding decisions.
The Washtenaw Coordinated Funders seek to better coordinate our funding of human service programs in Washtenaw County around shared priorities. This effort involves better sharing of information among us, closer work with local nonprofits to establish common community goals, and increased cooperation in our funding decisions.
Program Operations Grants are multi-year funding to support essential services within five priority areas: early childhood, school-aged youth, safety net health & nutrition, housing & homelessness, and aging. The Upcoming FY 18 Program Operations Cycle has been announced! Learn more here.
Capacity Building Grants support one-time initiatives that strengthen a nonprofit organization and/or the local nonprofit sector as a whole. Annual focus of this fund shifts in response to local capacity building needs.
Sector Leadership Grants support leadership, infrastructure and support to steer issue-specific collaborative efforts among nonprofit agencies.
- FY 2016-17 Investments by the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders
- FY 2015-16 Investments by the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders
- Washtenaw Coordinated Funders website
For more information about our work, contact:
Bridget Healy, Director of Community Impact, 734.677.7209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Reel, Community Impact & Volunteer Center Manager, 734.677.7234, email@example.com