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What is the United Way Community Care Fund?

United Way is committed to creating lasting change with measurable improvements for people in North Idaho. As a convener, collaborator, and catalyst for change our vision is to create a thriving community where adults and children have access to education, financial stability, and good health, which are the building blocks to self-sufficiency and a high quality of life. 

As part of that commitment, United Way of North Idaho invests in high-performing programs and services that align with our strategic priorities in two ways:

  1. Direct targeted investments, and

  2. Community Care Fund grants

The Community Care Fund are pooled funds directed toward quality local programs that benefit communities in the five counties we serve. Funding is granted to organizations through a competitive application process. 

  • Grants will be awarded for a period of one year

  • Funding may be requested for programs in any of the five counties we serve (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone counties)

  • Grant funding may be used for operational, administrative, staffing, and supply expenses to support the program. In general, grant amounts are awarded up to $15,000

  • Organizations that are awarded grants will be required to submit an interim six-month progress report and a year-end report on program outcomes

  • Programs must align with one of 16 investment priorities:



Applications are currently being accepted for 2021-2022. Click here for application information

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