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Becoming a United Way of King County Grantee

See a list of current United Way of King County grantees and amounts.

United Way of King County operates on a July 1 through June 30 fiscal year.

We have released our fiscal year 2016 Strategy and Investment Plan. The Plan outlines the strategies, goals and investments United Way intends to make in fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016).

We periodically solicit applications for funding. Funding is open competitively when we are seeking to expand the breadth of applicants beyond those grantees currently funded in those specific outcomes. This allows us to make decisions about funding to address demographic or geographic disparities in need and funding and to improve our impact.

NEW! Request for Proposals for Crisis Response Shelter

United Way of King County is holding a request for proposal (RFP) process to support the expansion of shelter capacity in King County outside of the City of Seattle. United Way is collaborating with the City of Seattle to provide funding to support communities in King County outside of Seattle, to immediately develop new shelter or to expand existing shelter. This may include new shelter beds, expansion of beds in existing shelter facilities, or expanding days a shelter is open.

Click here for a fact sheet about the shelter RFP.

To request the application or for more information on the overall process, please email us at

Please contact Neil Powers, Community Impact Manager for information about the application and whether your organization should apply: or (206) 461-4934.

United Way General Funding Requirements

To be eligible for funding by United Way of King County, agencies must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Agency is an IRS certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Agency provides health or human services in King County, Washington, USA
  • Agency does not engage in discrimination based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or presence of a disability in the delivery of services
  • Agency will comply with all United Way contractual obligations including: outcome and client demographic reporting, submission of our grantee financial reporting requirements, have an up-to-date listing with the 2-1-1 system and any other requirements that are identified
  • Agency is willing to certify compliance with Patriot Act requirements

New to United Way of King County?

Complete an Agency Introduction Form to introduce your agency to us. The purpose of the form is to introduce new agencies to United Way of King County, to let us know how your agency's work aligns with our goals, and to express an interest in partnering with us as a grantee. Just download the form, complete it and email it back to us. All the instructions are on the form. This is NOT an application for funding.
Download Agency Introduction Form

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