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.
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.
- F22 Community Recovery Fund Investments Overview
- FY21 Community Recovery Fund Overview and Highlights
- FY21 Community Recovery Fund Stories of Impact
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.
- FY21 State of Michigan Rapid Response Fund Presentation
- FY21 State of Michigan Rapid Response Fund Final Report
FY20 Community Relief Fund
- FY20 Community Relief Fund Overview and Highlights
- FY20 Community Relief Fund Stories of Impact and Highlights
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
- FY22 Opportunity Fund Investments
- FY21 Opportunity Fund Investments
- FY20 Opportunity Fund Overview and Highlights
- FY20 Opportunity Fund Stories of Impact and Highlights
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.
Program Operations is the largest area of investment. Funding is directed to nonprofits for service delivery in our focus areas. All grantees are required to provide timely reporting to measure progress toward outcomes.
- Program operations investments are aligned with work in 4 community priority areas (Aging; Cradle to Career; Housing & Homelessness; and Safety Net Health & Nutrition)
- Funding is targeted toward 7 community outcomes.
- Agencies select from among 20 research-based, best-practice program strategies linked to the corresponding community outcome when applying for 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.
- Year 3 Coordinated Funding Report Overview and Highlights
- Year 3 Coordinated Funding Stories of Impact Highlights
- Year 2 Coordinated Funding Report Overview and Highlights
- Year 2 Coordinated Funding Stories of Impact