Funding Opportunities

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. 

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Annual Investment

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.

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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. *Sponsorships are closed for 2024.

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Brighter Future Fund

The Brighter Future Fund is separate from United Way's community campaign, offers grant opportunities to programs aiding the development of family financial stability, early grade reading and high school graduation, with a focus on women and children. 

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Community Workforce Fund

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.

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Youth as Resources (YAR)

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. YAR is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. 

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Wadewitz Funds

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.