Grants Awarded

Your Dollars At Work. Raised Here. Stays Here.

United Way of Washtenaw County annually publishes an overview and analysis of where your dollars were invested and the impact they had.

2022 Community Impact Grants + Justice Fund

Community Investments Overview by Fiscal Year

Transition Fund Overview and Highlights

Out-Of-School Time Community Learning Relief Fund

Funding from the Out-Of-School Time (OST) Community Learning Relief Fund grant addresses and supports challenges that have arisen as children and families navigate the return to school and work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

FY21 One Time Funding Opportunities

UWWC COVID-19 Response (including FY21 and FY20)

UWWC's Community Relief, Community Recovery, and State of Michigan Rapid Response grants provided unrestricted operating support to local human service nonprofits and community groups meeting immediate, emergent, and unanticipated needs of people and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Community Recovery Fund (FY21 and FY22)

Launched after the close of UWWC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to continue meeting the critical and emergent needs of populations impacted by the pandemic including support to individuals who have experienced a loss of income and/or employment, and continuity of community services to families.

State of Michigan Rapid Response Fund

Continuation of funding to Black Indigenous and people of color-led local human services agencies in Washtenaw County meeting pandemic-related needed of communities most impacted by COVID-19. 

FY20 Community Relief Fund

Opportunity Fund (FY20-22)

These grants provide support for organizations whose work benefits our priority populations in Washtenaw County: people with low incomes, communities of color and groups deemed to be marginalized. In addition, grants enable one of more of the following to occur:

  • Increase organizational capacity to deliver a community solution
  • Leverage United Way support as match for additional grant funding
  • Pilot a promising practice
  • Engage in advocacy and/or community mobilizing 
  • Prioritize systematic racial equity 

Power of the Purse Fund

UWWC awards Power of the Purse fund grants annually to support existing and emerging programs and initiatives that increase the financial capability of people who identify as women. In FY21, UWWC invested $85,500 through this fund.


COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

UWWC awards Community Relief Fund grants which provide support for programs, projects, and initiatives which prioritize the immediate, emergency, and unanticipated community needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Coordinated Funding

Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, a consortium of public and private funders, has reached a decision based on community feedback, independent evaluation, and the current state of the community to cease operations as a funding collaborative at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2021. The group consists of the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Washtenaw Urban County, United Way of Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and  St Joseph Mercy Health Ann Arbor. For those currently receiving funding, there will be no funding changes through June 30, 2021.