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: 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:

  • Agency is an IRS certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Agency provides health or human services in Benton and/or Franklin County, Washington, USA
  • Agency does not engage in discrimination based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or presence of a disability in the delivery of services
  • Agency will comply with all United Way contractual obligations including: outcome and client demographic reporting, submission of our grantee financial reporting requirements, have an up-to-date listing with the 2-1-1 system and any other requirements that are identified

Learn more

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