UWNNY 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 2022 grant application period, which provides funding beginning in January 2023.

Date Event
May 2, 2022 Grant Application Questions Published
June 1, 2022 Grant Application Portal Open for Applicants
June 29, 2022 CRP Member Training (Virtual – Pick Best Date)
June 30, 2022 Grant Application Portal Closes for Applicants
July 1, 2022 Administrative Review of Grant Applications Begin
July 8, 2022 Administrative Review of Grant Applications Conclude
July 12, 2022 CRP Member Training (Virtual – Pick Best Date)
July 14, 2022 Grant Applications Assigned to Individual Community Review Panels
July 26, 2022 Community Review Panel Meetings Begin
August 16, 2022 Community Review Panel Meetings Conclude
August 18, 2022 United Way Board Review Begins
September 9, 2022 United Way Board Review Concludes
September 12, 2022 United Way Board Approval
September 19, 2022 Applicant Notifications Sent Via Email
October 3, 2022 United Way Press Release Announcing Grant Recipients
January 2, 2023 Monthly Payouts to Grant Recipients Begin
Grant Application Questions

Click HERE for the Grant Application Questions

Grant Application