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We offer grants focused on making an impact in our Education Success, Household Stability, and Economic Opportunity areas, in addition to numerous other opportunities to fill a gap or impact a critical issue. 

Funding Opportunities

Purpose Driven Paychecks for Youth

Filling the gap that exists in our current school-to-employment ecosystem and investing in partnerships focused on expanding the number and/or quality of career pathways aligned work experiences for young people.

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Agency Portal

If your organization has received designation payments from Greater Twin Cities United Way, detailed reports will be available on our Agency Portal.
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Grants Portal

For organizations currently receiving grant funding from Greater Twin Cities United Way and those applying for an open RFP (Request for Proposals), see our Current Funding Opportunities above.
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Community Investments 2022-2025 Annual Report

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you for three years and look forward to using the data gathered to support telling the story of your organization’s work; to understand the impact of our partnership; and to encourage ongoing learning and continuous improvement in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. 

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Designated Funding

As a service to our donors, Greater Twin Cities United Way allows all or a portion of a donation to be designated to any 501(c)3 nonprofit. Organizations that receive this designated funding can find tools on this page to access designation payout information, as well as policies regarding these funds.  
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About United Way Funding

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General Information

We offer grants focused on making an impact in our Education Success, Household Stability, and Economic Opportunity areas, in addition to numerous other opportunities to fill a gap or impact a critical issue. United Way funded organizations are chosen from a competitive application process, in order to direct grant funding to the most effective programs in the Twin Cities.

When reviewing proposals from registered 501(c)(3) agencies, volunteers and United Way staff use the following selection criteria:

  • Location: Funding is restricted to the 9-county greater Twin Cities area (Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington counties).
  • Alignment: Programs must be aligned with our organizational priorities of education, housing, food and economic opportunity.
  • Impact: Programming must be effective as reflected by evaluation efforts and outcomes.
  • Clients: Populations served must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines and should encompass people of all backgrounds and abilities.
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