For Nonprofits

It takes a community to create lasting change—and we are proud to work with agencies and programs that focus on building a stronger community for all, particularly in our focus areas of Education, Health and Basic Needs. Together, we tackle big issues, targeting community-based programs through our Community Impact funding.


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We offer multiple grant opportunities focused on making an impact in our Education, Health and Basic Needs areas. Sign up to hear about new funding opportunities.

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Community Focus Grants

Community Focus Grants are an outreach of the United Way’s Community Impact funding process and the Willmar Area Community Foundation’s Discretionary Funding. The available amount of grant dollars each year is subject to change. Grants, up to $3,000 will be awarded to organizations aligned with United Way’s and Willmar Area Community Foundation’s priority areas of Education, Health, Basic Needs, Engaged Youth, Productive Aging, and Bridging Diverse Communities.

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Community Impact Grants

United Way of West Central Minnesota Impact grants are how we invest local dollars in our communities to address specific community centered issues. Funding decisions are made through an annual competitive application process. Our Community Impact grants are invested in high performing nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with our three strategic priority areas of Education, Health and Basic Needs. Awardees help to improve community conditions across our regional footprint in the five (5) counties we serve: Kandiyohi, Meeker, Swift, Renville and Chippewa.

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Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about current or future funding opportunities. Please send general inquiries to james@liveunitedwcm.org or call (320) 235-1050.