Community Investment Process
Poverty is a critical issue in our community – one that is at the root of many problems. Using a collective impact approach, United Way of Central Maryland is changing the odds for families and communities in Maryland in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties by focusing on the basic building blocks of a self-sufficient life: education, housing, employment and health. This means:
- Access to health care, dental care and healthy food
- A safe, affordable place to call home
- A quality education that leads to a good job and self-sufficiency
Without these fundamental building blocks of life, the odds of achieving success are slim. United Way helps families through our health, housing and education programs, as well as the 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline.
Beyond our impact work, United Way continues to serve as an efficient, effective fundraiser, providing funding to more than 1,600 nonprofits annually.
Our community investment opportunities are just one way in which nonprofit agencies in central Maryland can partner with United Way to help address these critical issues in our community.
UWCM FY2017 Community Response Grant
The FY2017 Community Response Grant (CRG) Application Instructions are now available here. To access grant opportunities, once you establish an account, click on the “Search” tab and then click onto “View All Grants”.. You can review a copy of the application here: FY17 CRG Application Instructions.
UWCM FY2018 Community Operating Grant
The FY2018 Community Operating Grant (COG) Application Instructions are now available here. To access grant opportunities, once you establish an account, click on the “Search” tab and then click onto “View All Grants”. You can review a copy of the application here: FY18 COG Application Instructions. The submission deadline for FY2018 COG applications is January 31st, 2017 at 5 pm EST.
Details about both the GOG and CRG grant opportunities were presented at United Way’s Bidder’s Conference, held January 17th at Montgomery Park. Materials from the Bidder’s Conference are available below: