For over 90 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. By the year 2030 we aspire to live in a community where:
FINANCIAL STABILITY FUND
A component of United Way’s Financial Stability Initiative, these grants provide one-time support for programs, projects or initiatives that prioritize women, individuals and families with low incomes, communities of color, and historically and/or systematically marginalized groups. Funding is open to both new/pilot or existing programs, projects or initiatives. See the FY19 Financial Stability Fund Overview for full details.
Note: A subset of awards will be made to programs, projects or initiatives that primarily or exclusively prioritize services for women as part of United Way’s Women United Initiative. Funding previously invested through Women’s Leadership Initiative Grant Program is now invested through the Financial Stability Fund.
Review the FY19 Financial Stability Fund Overview here for full details about this grant opportunity.
- Funds invested through this grant program are a complement, not a supplement, to other UWWC and Washtenaw Coordinated Funding grant programs. Information about our other grant programs can be found below.
- The Opportunity Fund does not resource ongoing/core services of local organizations as there are grant programs that specifically fund this work.
Past Opportunity Fund Investments
- FY 2017-18 Opportunity Fund grantees
- FY 2016-17 Opportunity Fund grantees
- FY 2015-16 Opportunity Fund grantees
- FY 2014-15 Opportunity Fund grantees
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 (Systems Change (formerly Sector Leadership), 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.
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.
Past Coordinated Funding Investments
- FY 18-20 Program Operations Investments
- FY 2016-18 Investments
- FY 2015-16 Investments
- Washtenaw Coordinated Funders website
For more information about our work, contact:
Bridget Healy, Director of Community Impact, 734.677.7209, email@example.com
Amanda Reel, Community Impact & Volunteer Center Manager, 734.677.7234, firstname.lastname@example.org