United Way Grants
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (UWEP) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2022-2023 grant application cycle. 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. All grant proposals must align with United Way’s impact areas.
United Way will offer two grant opportunities in this cycle. LIVE UNITED grants are available for requests of $5,000 and under. Applications for Community Impact grants will be accepted by invitation only for the 2022-2023 fiscal 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.
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 for the following fiscal year.
Over the past fiscal year, United Way of the Eastern Panhandle has been able to invest in 41 programs at 33 agencies throughout the Eastern Panhandle.
The grant application period will run from May 23 through June 6, 2022. Applications and more details will be available by May 23.
May 23: Grant Applications Published
May 25: Informational Meeting @10 a.m. via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86240287833?pwd=YUtZSmR1TDcxMFc3azR0MnNsb3FoUT09
June 6: Completed Applications due