If your nonprofit program helps families and individuals increase their financial stability, you may be eligible for a grant from our Community Impact Fund.
The grant process is currently open for our 2021-2022 Community Impact Fund grants (funding period July1, 2021 - June 30, 2022).
To qualify for funding, you must be serving Whatcom County residents in one or more of the following areas:
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Our funded programs are more than just grant recipients, they're partners.
In addition to working together to help clients and our community, we meet regularly to connect, collaborate, and advocate for each other in the name of positive community change. It's our pleasure to highlight the amazing work we are helping to fund, and we're forever grateful to these nonprofits for speaking out about what it means to be part of the United Way network.
Want to join us? Here's how to apply:
There are some significant changes to the application process for the United Way grants for the 2021-22 funding cycle. This is a two part application. The first part is a Common Application shared with the City of Bellingham's Housing, Human and Social Services Grants. The second part is a United Way-specific addendum.
You must submit your application and all required documentation by 4:00pm Friday, February 12th, 2021.
There are two ways to submit your application:
Fill out our online application here (includes both the Common Application and the United Way-specific Addendum)
Submit the Common Application, the United Way-specific Addendum, and all required documents via email to Mike Weinstein at [email protected]
Please submit your application only once: online or via email, not both.
If you plan to submit online, we recommend you draft your responses to each question and then copy them into the online submission form.
We also recommend that you review the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the Agency Relations Policy prior to submitting your application.
We want long-term solutions for our community. But emergencies happen. We’re grateful for the $100,000+ in federal funds Whatcom County receives annually to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs. We serve as the fiscal agent for these funds and work with local government and non-profit organizations to determine allocations to local programs.
Grant applications are accepted and reviewed annually.