United Way of Dane County Investment Process

At United Way of Dane County, we’re proud to invest in and partner with programs that focus time and energy on helping local families and individuals overcome barriers and access the building blocks of well-being – a quality education, a family-supporting job and health supports. Because we know that when we connect the dots across these areas, families get what they need to succeed in school, work and life.

2022-23 Program Investment Applications are Closed

As of January 25, 2022, investment decisions for 2022-23 are final, and we are no longer accepting applications for this two-year cycle.

Please revisit this page at a later date to learn more and submit your request.


2022 Foundation Loaned Executive Grants are Open

Until July 8, 2022, we are accepting applications for the 2022 United Way of Dane County Foundation – Loaned Executive Grants. Since the inception of the grants 27 years ago, the United Way Foundation has awarded $270,000 in direct community funding for local non-profits.

 This year’s funding focus is providing flex funding for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Southeast Asian and people of color) led organizations in Dane County and the grants carry a maximum award of $2,000. More information on the funding opportunity can be found here.