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Become a UWJC Partner

Grant Opens: February 1, 2024

Grant Closes: March15, 2024

Grant Allocation Hearing: April 18, 2024

Grant Allocation Hearing: April 24, 2024

Notification of Award: June 1, 2024


Signed Agency Agreements Due: June 28, 2024


2025 Allocation Distribution Begins: January 2025

Dear Community Agency,



United Way of Jefferson County is currently accepting applications for 2025 funding. We offer grants focused on making an impact in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health & Wellness, and Basic Needs, in addition to numerous other opportunities to fill service gaps or impact critical issues.


Deadline to return your application is March 15, 2024 before 5:00PM. 


The allocations process is the cornerstone of United Way. It ensures fiscal and program accountability for all agencies receiving United Way funds while meeting the social services needs of our community. In the process, volunteers challenge each agency’s effectiveness in providing services, review the need for those services in the region, and analyze the impact of United Way funding in meeting those needs. When reviewing proposals from registered 501(c)(3) agencies, volunteers and United Way staff use the following selection criteria:


  • Location: Funding is restricted to Jefferson County.

  • Alignment: Programs must align with our organizational priorities, Education, Financial Stability, Health & Wellness, and Basic Needs.

  • Impact: Programming must be effective as reflected by evaluation efforts and outcomes.

  • Clients: Populations served should encompass people of all backgrounds and abilities. We take special note of the underprivileged, youth, and elderly.


Enclosed in this packet you will find a schedule for the allocation process and detailed criteria each agency must meet before receiving funds.


Application for funding can be found below.


We greatly appreciate your dedication and willingness to serve our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the United Way office.



Thank you,


Laura Rauch

Executive Director

Budget & 990 Docment Downloads

Applying Agencies will be scheduled for one appointment on April 18 or April 24, 2024. Hearing dates/times will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. As email will be sent to all applicants to schedule your hearing time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Rauch at or call 740-284-9000.

Funding for 2025 is open

Due to the nature of our grant management software, you must complete your grant in one sitting. You can not save your progress and then return. For that reason we strongly recommend you use the PDF/Word application as a draft and then copy and paste your answers into the online application. 

No paper applications will be accepted. 

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