Funding Opportunities for Non-Profits and Other Organizations in Central Maryland

We are not accepting grant applications at this time. Please contact uwcmgrants@uwcm.org to be added to receive information about future grant opportunities.

Neighborhood Grant (CURRENTLY CLOSED; FOR EXAMPLE ONLY)

United Way is launching our newest grant opportunity — the Neighborhood Grant — to continue to listen to our communities and respond to the needs facing central Marylanders. We are seeking funding requests for projects that inspire community connection and empower local leaders to build upon, and support, the work happening at the neighborhood-level.

The United Way of Central Maryland Neighborhood Grant is an opportunity for neighborhood-centered organizations with total annual operating budgets under $500,000.00 in their current Fiscal Year to receive between $2,500 to $10,000 in funding to carry out neighborhood-centered projects that will be informed by local residents and inspire community connection. Eligible organizations can apply to implement projects this upcoming Spring that:

  • Build Vibrant Neighborhood Spaces,
  • Build Socially Connected and Active Neighborhood Residents; and
  • Build Empowered Local Leaders.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, November 24th, 2020 at 5:00 pm (EST).  For detailed information about this opportunity, and when considering and/or preparing for your grant application submission, please thoroughly review the United Way Family Neighborhood Grant RFP – FY21. Applications must be submitted through our online grant application portal, CommunityForce, which can be accessed here.

Neighborhood Grant Information Session

The United Way hosted the Neighborhood Grant Information Session on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. You can view the presentation slides from the info session by opening the Neighborhood Grant Info Session PPT file. A recording of the information session is available here.

Questions/Additional Information

The time period to ask questions regarding this grant opportunity has passed. We have answered all questions submitted up until the November 10, 2020 deadline at 5:00 pm and all questions asked at the United Way’s Neighborhood Grant Information Session. You can find them in the Neighborhood Grant FY21 Q&A document.

Please submit technical questions and technical assistance requests specific to the Application Portal with the subject line RFP Technical Assistance via e-mail to grantquestions@uwcm.org.  We will make every attempt to answer questions about our new CommunityForce Application Portal up to the submission deadline.


Family Stability Program Grant (CURRENTLY CLOSED; FOR EXAMPLE ONLY)

The United Way of Central Maryland is seeking grant applications from organizations wishing to serve as funded partners in the implementation of a regional homelessness prevention program model with demonstrated success. United Way’s Family Stability Program (FSP) works to prevent homelessness for at-risk families. It is based on the Siemer Institute’s evidence-based model used nationwide to prevent homelessness for families.

For detailed information about this initiative, and when considering and/or preparing for your grant application submission, please thoroughly review the United Way Family Stability Program Overview to include information regarding school partnership best practices, and the United Way Family Stability Program RFP – FY21-22. Additionally, please review the most up to date ALICE threshold data accompanying this grant opportunity in the document 2020 ALICE Thresholds Central Maryland.

All applications must be submitted through United Way of Central Maryland’s CommunityForce portal by 5:00 pm EST, November 20, 2020. At that point, the portal will close and will no longer continue accepting applications.

Family Stability Program Grant Information Session

United Way hosted a grant information session on November 9th at 1:00 pm. You can view the PowerPoint Presentation. Additionally, you may view a recording of the zoom session.

Questions/Additional Information

For technical support questions related to CommunityForce please reach out to the United Way’s Grantmaking Manager, Lillie Hughes, at lillie.hughes@uwcm.org with the subject line Family Stability Program Grant Technical Question. Lillie will be available until the deadline to help answer any questions. Please give reasonable notice prior to the submission deadline, as technical issues can vary in complexity.

The time period to ask questions regarding this grant opportunity has passed. We have answered all questions submitted up until the November 9, 2020 deadline at 5:00 pm and all questions asked at the United Way’s Family Stability Program Grant Information Session. You can find them in the Family Stability Program Grant FY21-22 Q&A document.

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