United Way Grants

United Way Grants

United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (UWEP) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021-2022 LIVE UNITED and Community Impact grant applications. Any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, including schools and government agencies, that serve the West Virginia counties of Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson are eligible to apply for funding.

Through the Community Solutions Fund, United Way works to strengthen the nonprofit sector by investing in local programs that align with the organization’s four strategic impact areas and demonstrate consistency with the United Way mission, values, priorities, and commitment to addressing identified community needs. Grant recipients must provide annual outcomes and demonstrate measurable results on indicators that have been identified by United Way’s Community Investment Committee.

United Way will offer two grant opportunities in this cycle:

LIVE UNITED grants are available for requests for $5,000 and under.
Community Impact grants are available for requests over $5,000. Applications for Community Impact grants will be accepted by invitation only this year.

An organization may submit multiple applications for separate programs. However, any funded program may receive only one Community Impact or LIVE UNITED grant per UWEP’s fiscal year which runs from July 1 to June 30. All grant proposals must align with United Way’s impact areas. United Way's Impact Areas are Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs. 

The application process is overseen by UWEP’s Board of Directors and its Community Investment Committee. Throughout the review process, reviewers utilize an assessment tool to evaluate applications based on quality, alignment with United Way of the Eastern Panhandle's funding priorities, and ability to demonstrate measurable results. Once the review is complete, the committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for new funding allocations which are announced in May for the following fiscal year.

The grant application period will run from March 16 through April 2, 2021.  

Key Dates 

March 16:   Grant Applications Published
April 2:        Completed Applications due by 4:00 p.m.
May:            United Way Board of Directors Approves Recommendations/Grant Awards Announced


2021-2022 LIVE UNITED Grant Application
2021-2022 LIVE UNITED Grant Application Guidelines
2021-2022 LIVE UNITED Proposed Budget Worksheet
2021-2022 Community Impact Proposed Budget Worksheet