How to Apply

Impact Fund application process

United Way of Metro Chicago runs a competitive application process supporting high-quality programs that serve individuals and families in our geographic footprint. Agencies selected for funding align precisely with our focus areas, present evidence-based models for service delivery, demonstrate effectiveness with data-rich results and utilize United Way’s measurement framework.

2021 Application Process

In response to the evolving needs of our region and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our neighbors and nonprofit agencies, United Way of Metro Chicago will host a closed application process for the 2021 grant cycle. Agencies who submitted grant proposals in January 2020 will be contacted by United Way and asked to submit an application addendum in November 2020 to be considered for 2021 funding.

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