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Funding Inquiries

We have lifted our moratorium. 

United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties will consider applications for membership by newly applying non-profit 501c3 agencies.

The United Way Board of Directors will take into account community need, agency standards of performance, number of resources with duplicated services, and fit with current United Way goal areas. United Way recognizes that the local non-profit sector benefits from a United Way partnership on many levels such as: leveraging power to seek other arms of funding, access to volunteers, training opportunities, technical grant assistance, initiative collaboration and funding). It is not a requirement to apply for a United Way grant to be considered a United Way partner.

All programs and services provided by United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties partner agencies must be human service related and align with one or more of the United Way focuses of health, education and financial stability. The Board of Directors reserves the right to deny partner admission to any agency.

Requirements for Partner Admission Consideration:
• Partner agency application
• Proof of 501c3 non-profit status (IRS Determination letter)
• Current Board Roster
• Organization Bylaws
• Most current financial statements/990
• Applying agency must be a local non-profit operating in and serving the population of Cowlitz or Wahkiakum Counties.

Agencies interested in applying for partner agency status must fill out and submit the following documents to the United Way Executive Director by September 15th each year prior to the new grant cycle opening

Septmeber 15th is the deadline to submit required documents. 

Thank you!

If you do not fall under one of these categories and wish to stay connected with United Way, we invite every organization that aligns with our mission to be a Community Partner.

Community Partners collaborate with us, join forces and come together to benefit our communities.