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How the Funding Process Works

United Way of Central WV's funding decisions are made through an annual competitive application process in order to direct grant funding to the most effective programs.  Grant dollars are invested in high performing nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with our four impact areas of education, health, financial stability and safety net (basic needs).   Citizen Review Teams, made up of trained community volunteers, review the Community Impact Grants, conduct site visits and make fund allocation recommendations to United Way's Board of Directors.  The Board is responsible for all final funding decisions.  Organizations receiving funds are accountable for the responsible use of those funds and must file mid-year and final reports measuring their service impact. 

5 Steps to Apply for Funding

Step 1:


Confirm your organization is an incorporated nonprofit and has tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code that operates in Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and/or Putnam Counties.

Step 2:


Assess if your organization aligns with United Way's funding priorities.

Step 3:


Review the Letter of Intent Guidelines and Impact Areas and submit Letter of Intent form and required attachments to by January 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.   

Step 4:


Receive notification from United Way by February 1, 2018 if the organization is invited to submit the full grant application.

Step 5:


If invited, attend mandatory application training and submit full grant application to the United Way office by March 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, call 304.340.3521.

Community Impact Grants awarded to nonprofits are how donors invest local dollars in our communities. We depend on strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations to make Central West Virginia better for everyone.

Funding Timeline
November 1 Letter of Intent (LOI) submission open to the public
January 10 LOI deadline
January 12-30 Allocations Committee (Volunteers) Review/Evaluate LOI's
February 1 Applicants Notified if Invited to Submit a Full Grant Application
February 6, 8 Applicants Attend one Mandatory Grant Application Training
March 2 Deadline for Grant Submission
March - May Volunteer Review Process and Site Visits
June Funding Recommendations presented to Board for Final Approval
July Applicants Notified of Funding Decisions
January Funding Begins