As a nonprofit, you’re a key partner of United Way in working for community change. We support nonprofits’ work with resources including volunteers, advocacy, and - where strategies align - funding.


We're proud to partner with over 20 local agencies and 50 programs to address our community's biggest challenges throughout Benton and Franklin Counties. We periodically solicit competitive applications for funding.

Community Impact Grants

Every two years, we solicit applications to partner with us in fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. Grants are awarded competitively to programs that align closely with our strategic priorities to address the local areas of greatest need.

Current funding cycle: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018

Next funding cycle: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020

Open application period: January  12 - February 28, 2018

Download the 2018-2020 Request for Proposals (PDF) - coming soon!

Download the 2018-2020 Results Framework (PDF)

Download the 2018-2020 Application (Word .doc) - coming soon!

Off-Cycle Grants

If funds become available, we will make special off-cycle grants to the community. In early 2017, we awarded $330,000 to local agencies for capital purchases and emerging needs. Email us to add your name to our mailing list so we can notify you the next time one of these grants becomes available. 

Current funding cycle: March 1, 2017 - February 28, 2019

Next funding cycle: TBD

Open application period: TBD

How to apply?

When the application period is open, click here to register and apply on e-CImpact.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for funding by United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties, agencies must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Provides health or human services to people in Benton and/or Franklin County, Washington, USA;
  2. Registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in good standing with the IRS;
  3. Registered with the Washington State Secretary of State as a charitable organization;
  4. Complies annually with the USA PATRIOT Act;
  5. Does not engage in discrimination on age, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or presence of a disability in the delivery of services;
  6. Has an active board of directors that meets with a quorum at least quarterly;
  7. Prepares financial statements at least quarterly which are reviewed and approved by the board of directors;
  8. Submits to United Way audited, reviewed, or compiled financial statements from within the last 12 months, following the BBB Wise Giving Alliance guidelines for audit reports (Standard #11);
  9. Files a Form 990 or 990-EZ with the Internal Revenue Service annually if gross receipts exceed $50,000, or files a Form 990-N Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) if gross receipts are at or below $50,000;
  10. Agrees to comply with all United Way contractual obligations including: performance and client demographic reporting, financial reporting, co-branding in public communications, up-to-date listing with the 2-1-1 system, and any other requirements that are identified in the contract.

Learn more

Get in touch with us to learn more about becoming a funded partner and to receive updates. Send an email to: