UWWC Grants

FY 2023 Community Grants

Education, Health & Wellness, & Economic Well-Being

For the FY 2023 Community Grants, UWWC is looking for new and returning projects which equitably, effectively, and sustainably meet immediate needs in education, health & wellness, & economic well-being. These investments are made to help people now in a way that sets them up for long-term stability.

How to apply for a UWWC grant

All organizations that are interested in applying for a United Way of Will County Grant in 2023 must register and attend a mandatory orientation session on January 10, 2023. This year we will offer an in-person and an online orientation.

The Organization Eligibility and RFI will open on Monday, January 16, 2023, at 8:00 am and will close on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Once the portal closes, submissions cannot be accepted. View grant application key dates.

Eligibility Criteria/General Eligibility Fiscal Year 2023

The following criteria is required to receive UWWC funding:

  1. Be a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization conducting health and human service programs that focus on economic mobility, education, and health & wellness for residents in Will County, IL.
  2. Current copy of IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt letter.
  3. Copy of Corporations By-Laws.
  4. Copy of organization State of IL Articles of Incorporation.
  5. Active board of directors that meets with quorum at least quarterly.
  6. Files Form 990 with the IRS and Form AG990 with the State of IL yearly.
  7. Most recent submitted Copy of IRS Form 990 and IL Form AG990.
  8. Submission of appropriate financial materials:
      Annual Revenue less than $100,000 = Compilation prepared by a CPA
      Annual Revenue greater than $100,000 but less than $300,000 = Financial Review prepared by and Independent CPA
      Annual Revenue greater than $300,000 = Financial Audit prepared by and Independent CPA
  9. If organization has an affiliation to a religious institution, clients are not required to participate to participate to receive services.
  10. Funds can’t be used for the funding of a capitol project.

United Way of Will County Grant Application Key Dates Fiscal Year 2023

January 10, 2023

Mandatory Grant Informational Session

January 16, 2023

Request for Information (RFI) Online Portal Opens

January 30 2023

RFI Online Portal Closes

February 17, 2023

Invitation to Submit Full Application Sent & Online Portal Opens

March 17, 2023

Application Due and Online Portal Closes

April 2023

Review of Application

May 2023

Final Recommendation to UWWC Board & Final Vote

June 1, 2023

Award Announcement Made

June 30, 2023

Partnership Agreements Due

July 1, 2023

FY23 Funding Cycle Begins