INVESTING IN INNOVATION
United Way's Innovation Grants are community investments in immediate and emerging community needs with smaller, short-term grant funding.
Innovation Grants may focus on strategic partnerships, social innovation, neighborhood support, synergy (nonprofit connections & affiliations), or crisis response.
Strategic Partnerships help our region work together on complex social issues that cannot be solved by one sector or organization alone.
Crisis Response grants give immediate one-time funds to organizations and groups working to support our community when a crisis occurs.
The Equity Fund provides resources to engage, organize and mobilize residents and community members in individual communities to create a shared vision, strengthen collective capacities, identify issues and priorities, and lead in creating localized change within our own community.
Synergy Grants offer technical assistance and implementation support for mergers and affiliations.