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 strategies, present evidence-based models for service delivery, demonstrate effectiveness with data-rich results, and utilize United Way’s measurement framework.

2023-2024 Grant Cycle Application

The 2023 grant cycle will run for two years, beginning January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2024. The application process is now closed. Funding determinations will be made in December 2022.

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Virtual Information Sessions

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted virtual information sessions to review our grantmaking strategies and application process for 2023 funding.

View the information session on YouTube here.

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