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For Nonprofits

We depend on strong partnerships with 27+ nonprofit organizations to make Franklin County better for all. Whether you're a currently funded partner, seeking funding for the first time or looking to start a new community initiative, this is the place for you.


United Way funded programs are chosen from a competitive application process in order to direct grant funding to the most effective programs in Franklin County. 

When reviewing grant applications United Way looks at the following criteria:

  • The agency is an incorporated nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of MA and have tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a private tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
  • The organization operates and provides programming in Franklin County, MA. 
  • Adheres, or can adhere, to the UWFC partnership agreement including all documentation and reports by established deadlines.  
  • Has been in operation for a minimum of three years.
  • Has identified projects or programs that fall within the scope of one or more of UWFC’s investment strategies.  

For a complete list of funding Requirements please click here


Interested in Funding?

Each of our organizational priorities are funded in three-year grant cycles. The next funding priority will be Health

UWFC seeks to invest in evidence-based best practices that focus on the following regional Health priorities:

Priority Health Conditions & Behaviors:

  • Mental Health & Substance Use
  • Chronic Disease (Diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, respiratory, cancer)
  • Infant & Perinatal Health

Priority Barriers to Accessing Quality Health Care

  • Health Literacy & Language Barriers
  • Need for Culturally Sensitive Care
  • Lack of Transportation
  • Limited Availability of Providers
  • Lack of Care Coordination
  • Insurance Related Challenges

Helpful Links

Login to eC-Impact (please note that the eC-Impact platform is shared with United Way of Hampshire County.)

Setting up an eC-Impact account

Community Investment Timeline

Quallification Criteria

UWFC Partnership Agreement