Thank you for your inquiry for funding through United Way's One Fund- Community Emergency Relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of uncertainty, we realize nonprofits are seeing an unprecedented level of community members needing help.  In order to help our community move forward, United Way is committed to minimizing the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

Our goal is to be able to provide funding as quickly as possible to you our community partners to meet the needs of community members through direct services. This funding is for direct client services and not general operations or staffing.

We have developed an abbreviated application form. We realize that many organizations may have limited access to their data and records. It's our hope that it will be possible for you to gather the requested information with minimal disruption to the urgent work we know you are continuing to do. We encourage you to complete your application as quickly as is practical for you. We will make funding decisions on a rolling basis.


  • Maintain eligibility as a public agency, including Indian tribes and nonprofit private organizations, both secular and faith-based, which serve individuals in the Greater Grand Forks Area. This requires that private nonprofit organizations obtain and maintain a 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Abide by Federal and State laws regarding anti-discrimination, Equal Opportunity, affirmative action, and anti-terrorism
  • One submission accepted per agency
  • Agency must have submitted an application for a 2020 Community Investment Grant by February 28, 2020, to be eligible for funding
  • To receive funding, proposed funding requests must fall into the Live, Work & Learn categories. We will be prioritizing requests for funding that fall into the "Live" category. 
  • Programs/projects must serve participants in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area
  • Agencies must be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of programs and projects through measurable outcomes
  • Be willing to fully participate in United Way marketing efforts regarding program/client success
  • Allow United Way the right to use data from all its funded programs to "Tell the Story" of community impact
  • Funding will be a competitive process based on the potential impact for the community 
  • All proposals, regardless of the amount requested, will be held to the same principles and practices of accountability 

Collaboration Requests

  • Collaborations between and amongst agencies working towards common outcomes will be encouraged, and joint proposals are welcomed
  • Each agency may only apply for one collaboration funding request
  • If you are part of a collaboration, your organization may also apply for funding as an individual agency
  • If applying for a collaboration, all agencies must be listed on the application and appoint a fiscal agent who will be held responsible for the disbursement of funds
  • All collaborations will adhere to the guidelines
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