Community Grant Application

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The grant opens on April 1, 2024, and closes on May 1, 2024.


United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties is committed to partnering with and strengthening local organizations that address our communities' greatest needs and make a measurable impact to lift families out of poverty, provide a strong educational foundation for children, prepare children for kindergarten, and help seniors and community members live healthy lives.

Our mission is to mobilize the caring power of our community to continuously improve the lives of every person in Cowlitz and Wahkaikum Counties.

We strive to make an impact in the areas of health, education, and financial stability.


Priority is given to applications that:

  • Address underlying systems and conditions that cause inequity.
  • Serve and work alongside populations who are most impacted by inequity, such as low-income people, Black, Indigenous, people of color, people with disabilities, or people who are experiencing homelessness.

We encourage partnerships and recognize that our community is stronger when we work together. Many organizations have shared objectives and alignment. We encourage organizations to collaborate and share resources to accomplish shared goals.

Our goal is to support organizations and programs that impact our community, which means we support both specific programs and operational expenses when a measurable impact can be measured. Applications and reports must include this information.


Organizations must demonstrate the need for programs and the measurable impact their program will make.

To ensure funds are used as promised and achieve an impact, we will maintain accountability and reporting requirements and withhold funding when necessary.


Watch our instructional video!

All applicants are required to have or create an account to complete and submit their application.  Keep your username and password handy so that you can "save a draft" and return to complete your submission (note: you must click 'save draft' at the bottom of the page or the form will not 'auto-save').  Also, this username and password will continue to be used for agency reporting and future applications.

  • LOGIN HERE (If you already have a username and password)
  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT (New users only - an email will be sent to you)
  • RESET YOUR PASSWORD (you can reset your password if your email has been used previously.
  • LOGOUT (Be sure to log out once you have saved your draft or submitted your application)

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Do not leave any blanks; enter N/A if not applicable.