Agencies' administering a program self-select which focus area (education, financial stability and healthy living) and/or basic needs/emergency services they would like to advance and/or support based on their abilities to align with United Way's funding priorities.
Eligible organizations must:
1. Document nonprofit status and reflect services meet a recognized human service need.
2. Prohibit discrimination by an individual's sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected characteristic.
3. Operate on a sound financial basis in accordance with GAAP and maintain adequate accounting and reporting systems; and if the operating budget exceeds $150,000, have an annual audit. Agencies with an annual operating budget under $150,000 must have an annual financial review.
4. Be anti-terrorism compliant with the USA Patriot Act and other counter-terrorism laws.
5. Complete a formal program funding agreement prior to receiving a grant award.
* In general, grant proposals seeking funds for the following will be deemed ineligible:
1. Political purposes or programs requiring religious participation
2. Fundraising expenses or debt reduction
3. Activities which are contrary to the goals, aspirations, and policies of United Way or incompatible with United Way's mission as determined by the Board