Community Impact Grants


Together, with our community partners, we raise funds to invest in the health, education, financial stability, and basic needs of Washington County residents.  The funds raised and awarded have a purpose, a direct path to make the greatest impact in our community.  After the funds are raised each year, local volunteers work to determine where to invest your donation.  These volunteers are recruited from throughout the community, representing people from all walks of life who live and work in Washington County.  Grant review and fund distribution is a transparent process that anyone can join. For more information on how to get involved, please contact us by emailing

Annual Community Impact Grants 

Your United Way of Washington County, MD supports a network of local human service programs that address community needs in a primarily collaborative manner. Funds raised are invested to improve the quality of life in Washington County. 

Funding Statement: United Way of Washington County, MD strategically approaches local community solutions through funding evidence-based programs focusing on Education, Financial Stability, and Health.  
CI Formula

Up to $50,000 in grants will be awarded per collaborative in the categories of Health and Financial Stability for the upcoming fiscal year (FY24, 7/1/23 - 6/30/24). All Community Impact grants are funded for a one-year term.               

Grant letters have been sent to all applicants and are being finalized.  To celebrate our award recipients attend our 2023 Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2023. 


Grant Details

Click the blue link to see a detailed description of strategies and performance measures for each category:

  • Education - Helping children and youth achieve their potential through educational readiness.

  • Financial Stability - Promoting financial stability and advancing the economic mobility of Washington County residents. 

  • Health - Improving individual and family health, safety, and security. 

To qualify, the program or collaborative must:

  • Be a project or program that works collaboratively across multiple agencies or be a collaborative legal entity. 
  • Be a 501(c)(3)  nonprofit in good standing (relevant to all program partners). 
  • Have a 3rd-party financial report from within the last two years.
  • Have support letters from all agencies' board of directors.
  • Be seeking funding for Health or Financial Stability projects or programs. 

The FY24 Community Impact Grant application window will open on February 1, 2023 and will close on March 3, 2023. 

Grants will be focusing on Health, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs. 

You must have attended one of the FY24 grant applicant informational sessions prior to submission of application. For more information, please contact Kelli Tencer, Director of Community Impact & Investment at 301-739-8200 ext. 104 or by email: