United Way invested more than $3 million in community programs and initiatives throughout Winnebago and Ogle counties.

These programs provide valuable services ranging from mobile meals to training services for adults with disabilities; from domestic violence services to youth leadership training and more. 


We are currently in a closed grant cycle for programs in Winnebago County. Only currently-funded programs are eligible to apply.


At this time, we are not accepting grant applications for programs in Ogle County. The most recent grant cycle closed January 24, 2019. 

If you have any questions about this grant program, please contact Paul Nolley, Community Impact Manager, with any questions.


Grant Application Resources

Access United Way Grant Portal

FY19 Final Report/FY20 Winnebago County Grant Application Questions: Word | PDF

FY19 Winnebago County Final Report Budget Form

FY19 Community Grant Allocations 

Grant Allocation Policy and Procedure Manual

United Way Strategies for the Common Good 


Other Resources

Grant Partners

Community Program Descriptions

Where the Money Goes... (Information Flyer)