Become a UWJC Partner

February 4th

Grant Opens

March 18th

Grant Closes, 3 pm

April 8th

Allocation Hearings

April 22nd

Allocation Hearings

April 29th

Requested Information Due

July 1st

Notification of Award

July 31st

Signed Agency Agreements Due

January 1st

Allocation Distribution Begins

Schedule your
Allocation Hearing

Agencies will be scheduled for one panel hearing on April 8 or 22. Hearing dates/times will be scheduled on a first come first served basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kate Sedgmer at or 740.284.9000. 

Community Partner,

United Way of Jefferson County is currently accepting applications for 2021 funding. We offer grants focused on making an impact in the areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, in addition to numerous other opportunities to fill service gaps or impact critical community issues.

Deadline to return your application is March 18, 2020 before 3 pm. 


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, Income, and Health.

  • 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.


Below you will find a link to the application, to the left a schedule for the allocation process, and to the right detailed criteria each agency must meet before receiving funds and the required documents you'll be asked to upload.


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

Funding for 2021 Is Now Closed

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. 

Required Documents

Click here for the

2021 Application Template

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