United Way
of Whatcom County

Become a partner

If your non-profit program helps families and individuals increase their financial security, consider applying for a grant from our Community Impact Fund. Our funded programs are more than just grant recipients. We expect participation throughout the year. Joining our network means living United. We’re in this together.

STANDARDS FOR ELIGIBILITY

  • Tax exempt, nonprofit organization in Whatcom County
  • Uses evidence-based practices that affect community metrics
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Active board of directors
  • Sound financial management

    THE PROCESS LOOKS LIKE THIS:

  1. Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

    January: RFQ process opens

    February: RFQ applications due

    March: Qualifying applicants invited to submit a detailed proposal

  2. Detailed Proposal

    April: Proposals due

  3. Fund Distribution Committee Review

    April - May: Site visits and presentations

  4. Grant Determinations

    June 30th: Grant recipients and grant amounts finalized

    July - June: Monthly disbursements of funds to grant recipients

  5. Year End Report

    April: Programs receiving funding submit year-end reports

    April - May: Programs receiving funding present year end reports to Fund Distribution Committee

Emergency food and shelter programs.

We want long-term solutions for our community. But emergencies happen. We’re grateful for the $100,000+ in federal funds Whatcom County receives annually to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs. We serve as the fiscal agent for these funds and work with local government and non-profit organizations to determine allocations to local programs.

Grant applications are accepted and reviewed annually.

STANDARDS FOR ELIGIBILITY

  • Nonprofit or government agency in Whatcom County
  • Eligible to receive federal funds
  • Uses evidence-based practices that affect community metrics
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Active board of directors
  • Sound financial management
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter

MATERIAL FOR APPLICANTS

Application Form Program Budget Form Program Standards Verification Form LRO Certification Form

ADDITIONAL EFSP RESOURCES

EFSP Program Manual EFSP National Website