2023 United Way Grant Opportunities

United Way of Central Missouri is proud to announce the immediate opportunity for up to $350,000 in Community Support Grant funding. Community Support Grants are investments United Way of Central Missouri makes to address immediate, critical unmet needs or to support emerging needs in the nine counties we serve.

Grant opportunities are open to any health and human service 501(c)(3) agency that meets the grant criteria, serves 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 has been in operation for two or more years. These one-time grants provide health and human service agencies the opportunity to 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. Grant funding must be utilized to address a need in the area of behavioral health, education, food insecurity, financial stability, health, shelter, transportation or other basic needs.

“The ability to provide this vital support in the form of one-time grants to local nonprofit agencies is thanks to the incredible generosity of our community. The support of our caring community allowed United Way to not only meet, but exceed our $2.3 million campaign goal in 2022,” said Ann Bax, United Way of Central Missouri President/CPO. "United Way of Central Missouri continues to make it a priority to put additional funds back into the community to address immediate, critical needs, address gaps in services and support new programs to serve and protect our community."
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm, and grant recipients will be notified no later than May 31, 2023.
A committee comprised of United Way board members and community volunteers will review the grant applications, and grants are scheduled to be awarded in early June of 2023.
For questions or more information, please contact Ann Bax or Theresa Verslues at 573-636-4100.