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.

See Our Partner Agencies

Our grant process is currently underway, and we are no longer accepting requests for this funding cycle. Check back in January for information about next year’s grant cycle.

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

Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

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 Standards Verification Form

EFSP Scoring Sheet

ADDITIONAL EFSP RESOURCES

EFSP Program Manual

EFSP National Website