2020 United Way Community Support Grants

2019 United Way of Central Missouri Community Support Grant Recipients

United Way of Central Missouri Announces Immediate Grant Opportunity with Community Support Grants


Edited: March 26, 2020


Responding to the needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic is United Way of Central Missouri's highest priority, and we understand the duration and severity of this crisis are taxing the resources and operations for all health and human service 501(c)(3) agencies. That being said, the scope of the United Way of Central Missouri Community Support Grant process announced on February 21 has been expanded to include COVID-19 related requests; in addition to the areas of behavioral health, education, food insecurity, financial stability, health, housing or transportation. Additionally, the deadline for grant submission has been expanded to April 3 at 5:00 pm. If your agency has already submitted a grant proposal and would like to amend such, please reach out to Theresa Verslues at theresa.verslues@unitedwaycemo.org to open your grant application to make the necessary amendments.


The United Way of Central Missouri Board of Directors approved up to $225,000 in Community Support Grant funding. Community Support Grants are investments United Way of Central Missouri makes to address immediate, critical unmet needs or support emerging needs in the nine counties we serve. Grant opportunities are open to any health and human service 501(c)(3)--not just United Way partner agencies. To be eligible, agencies must meet the grant critieria, serve all or a portion of the United Way of Central Missouri service area (Camden, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps and southern Callaway counties) and have been in operation for two or more years. These one-time grants provide health and human service agencies the opportunity to meet COVID-19 related needs, start a new program, enhance an area of service or purchase needed equipment and supplies.  Community Support Grants allow United Way to connect with community partners and strengthen efforts to fight for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in our community. 


To be eligible to apply for grant consideration, agencies must meet specific prequalification questions included in the grant application. The application deadline is April 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm, and grant recipients will be notified no later than June 5, 2020.


For questions regarding the online grant application, contact Theresa Verslues at theresa.verslues@unitedwaycemo.org or 573-636-4100, or for eligibility questions or questions regarding the grant application process, please contact Ann Bax at ann.bax@unitedwaycemo.org or 573-636-4100.  


View prequalification questions