Funding Opportunities

United Way of Siouxland's mission is to enhance Siouxland's capacity to care for one another by working together through effective partnerships and leveraging resources. A strong community has a system of quality non-profit agencies that offer health and human services to improve the quality of life for all.

We are working toward making lasting changes in our community by focusing on the building blocks of a quality life: Education, Income, and Health. We know that what we do today will impact tomorrow, click here to see our Agenda for Change that serves as a guide to help us on the journey.

Annual Community Impact Funding

United Way of Siouxland developed the community impact process with the philosophy that it is supported by the community, for the community. Therefore, these grant awards are determined by volunteer panels made up of donors, content experts, and community volunteers.

The annual grants are used to invest in a wide array of agency programs and services, with a focus on achieving the goals outlined in our Agenda for Change. As custodians of community contributions, strict accountability is expected and required of all annually funded partner programs.

Click here for the annual community impact funding policy and procedures.

FOCUS Grants

The FOCUS Grants Program is an outreach of our community impact funding process. These one-time grants, between $20,000 and $50,000, will be awarded to programs or initiatives aligned with community outcomes outlined in the Agenda for Change. 

The FOCUS Grant application is a two-step process:
        1) Submission of a Letter of Intent
        2) Invitation to submit a full FOCUS grant application and required documentation

Click here for FOCUS Grant eligibility requirements & instructions.

FOCUS Grant Timeline:

•        FOCUS Grant Letters of Intent (found in link here) will be accepted April 1 – April 15. Letters submitted after April 15 will not be accepted

•        Organizations chosen to proceed with the application process will be notified via email by April 27

•        Full FOCUS Grant applications must be submitted no later than May 18

•        It is anticipated that final funding decisions will be made by June 30

Small Grants

The intent of the Small Grants Program is to provide support for community projects, programs, or initiatives in need of a small, one-time grant between $1,000 and $5,000, but may not be eligible for funding through other grant opportunities.

This grant is currently closed and will open again on July 1,2017.