United Way of Racine County makes real change happen in the Racine County community by investing in funding opportunities that support the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in Racine County.
To learn more about the various funding sources we offer, please see our community investment policies and procedures and see the links below.
United Way of Racine County invests donor dollars into the community through the community investment process. Funding is invested in high-performing, nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with United Way's focus areas of health, education, financial stability and essential services.
One-time sponsorships for events/projects that align with UWRC's mission and support UWRC partners are available to local nonprofits. Funding is awarded up to $500, and there is no minimum amount.
The Training and Technology Fund provides training and access to technology to local nonprofits in Racine County with the goal of increasing the efficiency, capacity, professionalism and impact of local nonprofits.
The UWRC COVID Relief Fund was created in response to the ongoing needs created by the pandemic, and allows local nonprofits to apply for funding to help navigate programming and other essential operations throughout the pandemic.
The Equity Innovation Fund supports projects, programs and solutions that use innovative strategies to reduce disparities, improve outcomes and empower members of historically marginalized populations. The fund will officially open for applications on Jan. 1, 2022.
United Way supports high-quality programs and projects serving Racine County residents that are not funded through the annual investment process. Projects and programs must identify emerging needs and service gaps that specifically support United Way's focus areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs.
Youth as Resources (YAR) is a youth-led grant program in which middle school students serving on the YAR board make funding recommendations to United Way's Community Investment Committee. The next funding opportunity will open for applications in spring 2022.
The Brighter Future Fund is separate from United Way's community campaign, offers grant opportunities to programs aiding the development of today and tomorrow's workforces, with a focus on women and children. The next funding cycle will open for applications in July 2022.
United Way funded impact partners can receive support for emergency capitol repairs by either applying for a grant for 50 percent of the funds needed or by applying for an interest-free loan for the repairs.