Program Funding Opportunities

Community Impact Fund Grants

United Way of Champaign County allocates funding from undesignated gifts to Community Impact programs on a two-year cycle, with the understanding that funding is subject to the allocable funds raised through the annual campaign. This funding is determined by dozens of community volunteers working on behalf of United Way to advance our mission and goals. More information on becoming a volunteer is available here.

The next opportunity to apply for Community Impact funding will be in Fall 2017.

United Way of Champaign County has requirements for a program to be eligible for a Community Impact Fund grant. Click here to view these requirements.


Off-Cycle Funding Opportunities

In order to respond to unanticipated needs and/or investment opportunities that do not align with the two-year funding cycle, our Board has authorized three situations in which money for off-cycle funding may be allocated.

Safety Net Funding

Community Initiative Funding

Special Opportunities Funding

The UWCC board is explicit that off-cycle funding is NOT a way to circumvent the two year funding cycle, which is the main way that allocable funding is distributed and quality control is exercised, nor should the funding be seen as unrestricted discretionary funds.

For more information please contact Sue or Beverley.


United Way of Champaign County's funding guidelines are specific. We do not provide funds to individuals, political institutions, school fundraisers, capital campaigns, capital items, endowments, sponsorships, marketing opportunities, event fundraisers or sports events.