Grants

Overview

As part of the United Way of Northern New York’s Community Investment Program, the United Way offers grants to communities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

Focus Areas

The United Way of Northern New York’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties through leadership, training and funding. The United Way is an outcome-focused organization that seeks the highest return on investment for each grant made, which results in stronger and healthier towns, villages and school districts in Northern New York.  The United Way of Northern New York has three focus areas for investment:

  1. Improving the survivability for the most vulnerable in our communities
  2. Healthy, educated and happy children
  3. Creating opportunity for meaningful employment for adults
Timeline

The following key dates are for the 2021 grant application period, which provides funding beginning in January 2022.

Date Event
May 1, 2021 Grant Application Questions Published
June 1, 2021 Grant Application Portal Open for Applicants
June 7, 2021 Site Visits Begin
June 30, 2021 Grant Application Portal Closes for Applicants
July 1, 2021 Administrative Review of Grant Applications Begin
July 16, 2021 Site Visits Conclude
July 23, 2021 Administrative Review of Grant Applications Conclude
July 26, 2021 Community Review Panel Meetings Begin
August 13, 2021 Community Review Panel Meetings Conclude
August 16, 2021 United Way Board Review Begins
September 10, 2021 United Way Board Review Concludes
September 13, 2021 United Way Board Approval
September 15, 2021 Applicant Notifications Sent Via Email
October 1, 2021 United Way Press Release Announcing Grant Recipients
January 3, 2022 Monthly Payouts to Grant Recipients Begin
Grant Application Questions

Click HERE for the Grant Application Questions

Grant Application