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As a nonprofit, you’re a central partner of United Way in working for community change. We support nonprofits’ work with resources including volunteers, advocacy and—where strategies align—funding.

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We’re proud to partner with more than 100 service providers to address community challenges and deliver vital services throughout King County. We periodically solicit competitive applications for funding.

Summer 2016 Opportunities

Be sure you’re signed up to be notified about future funding opportunities.

Services for Vulnerable Older Adults (August 22, 2016)

Applications open June 15 and due August 22, 2016
For more information, contact Carolyn Cunningham, Community Impact Manager, ccunningham@uwkc.org, 206.461.3656.
Download the full funding announcement

Keeping Youth Connected - Dropout Prevention (August 22, 2016)

Applications open June 15 and due August 22, 2016
Amount: $3.2 million
Funding for dropout prevention includes:

  • Acculturation activities
  • After/out of school activities
  • Barrier reduction

For more information, contact Greg Garcia, Community Impact Manager, ggarcia@uwkc.org, 206.461.5056.

Download the full funding announcement

Services for Chronically Homeless Individuals (Fall 2016)

Applications open August 18 and due September 27, 2016

The 2016 Combined Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Homeless Housing is now available and includes a variety of Request For Proposal (RFP) opportunities for non-time-limited housing. Funding partners in the Combined NOFA include King County DCHS, City of Seattle Office of Housing (OH), A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH), United Way of King County, King County Housing Authority, and Seattle Housing Authority. Information on funding priorities, fund sources, application due dates, and related funding opportunities are included in the notice. Read the full notice on King County’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) website under the ‘Funding and Requests for Proposals’ section available here.

For more information, contact Wayne Wilson, Community Impact Manager, wwilson@uwkc.org, 206.461.5001. Full funding announcement coming soon.

Future Opportunities

Homeless Assistance Services (Winter 2016-2017)

This includes: Emergency shelter and transitional housing. The application process is planned for 2016/2017. Timeframe is yet to be determined

For more information, contact Wayne Wilson, Community Impact Manager, wwilson@uwkc.org, 206.461.5001.

New Solutions (March 2017)

Amount: $353,415

The purpose of United Way of King County’s New Solutions grants is to be a catalyst for new ideas that offer innovative and promising solutions for underserved communities. Funds are intended to jumpstart projects that have the potential to get traction, leverage new resources and attract other funding.

For more information, contact Alice Park, Community Impact Manager, apark@uwkc.org, 206.461.3754 or Marlo Klein, Community Services, mklein@uwkc.org, 206.461.5082.

Building Financial Stability (January 2017)

Funding for poverty reduction strategies may be opened for competition in January 2017.

For more information, contact Yuri Kim, Community Impact Manager, ykim@uwkc.org, 206.461.5048.

Early Learning (January 2017)

Investments in population-focused strategy may be available in January 2017.

For more information, contact Hannah Locke, Early Learning Impact Manager, hlocke@uwkc.org, 206.461.5021.

Who Can Apply?

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

To learn more about becoming a funded agency, email
CommunityServices@uwkc.org

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