United Way Community Fund grants
It has been 10 years since the United Way crafted the original Community Fund Blueprint for Change strategies. Much has changed in the last decade and this, our 100th anniversary year, is the ideal time to conduct a robust, thorough and inclusive process to inform strategies to guide future United Way investments. Planning is underway. We’ve engaged the Center for Governmental Research to lend their expertise, conducted a community needs survey and have started what will be conversations with hundreds of community members, subject matter experts, service providers, those needing services and other stakeholders to gain insight into Rochester’s most daunting human service issues. This input will inform the focus of our funding starting in 2020.

Early in the spring of 2019 we’ll publish the new investment strategies and launch the open and competitive grant process for grant investments that will begin August 1, 2020.

Receive updates about funding opportunities
Click here to receive updates about our funding plan and application process. Below is information about our partnership, ways we can get the word out about your success and the materials you need to complete your reporting requirements.

United Way donor designation program
United Way provides a valuable philanthropic service to hundreds of health and human service programs in the Greater Rochester region by collecting, processing and transfering donations on their behalf through our donor designation programs.

Click on the links below to learn more about becoming a United Way donor designation agency or to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year except during our spring workplace campaign (March 1 – June 30).
  Click here to see a full list of United Way donor designation agencies.
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