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2024-2025 Community Care Fund

Agency Application

United Way of North Idaho will again accept Letters of Interest for the Community Care Fund in the early summer of 2024 

The 2023-2024 Community Care Fund (FY2024) closed at the end of September 2023 and the grants were awarded in December 2023. In early summer 2024, the process will begin anew with a letter of interest (which is an online form posted on this page) for the FY2025 CCF grants. Those who receive an invitation to submit a full application will be notified in the summer and will have an application submission deadline of 9/30/2024.  The letter of interest will take approx. 10 minutes to complete. It asks for basic program information. The LOI will help the team decide whether the Community Care Fund is a good fit. 

Get an early start and consider alignment now. Determine which impact area most closely aligns with the program for which you will want to seek funding. Program examples can be viewed by clicking the icons of each impact area. Program examples are provided to help agencies identify which impact area a program will fit; these are common examples of programs but are not comprehensive. If you are unsure about which impact area to select for your program, please contact us for guidance.


Education: School Readiness

Helping youth and children achieve their potential. Children (birth through age 5) enter school ready to learn and succeed.

Education: Youth Success

Children do well in school, graduate on time, and are ready to succeed in post-secondary education and a career path.

Financial Stability

Individuals and families attain financial stability by lowering costs and accessing benefits; individuals attain family-sustaining jobs that offer the opportunity for advancement; individuals have adequate transportation.

Health & Wellness

Individuals and families lead healthy lives through access to quality medical services including physical, dental, and behavioral health; prevent and respond to family violence, child abuse and neglect, and suicide; encompasses efforts to create healthy systems and environments.


Once the process opens in early summer 2024, we will use the following steps and post the link to the letter of interest.

Carefully review the reporting requirements in the Results Framework.

In addition to program-specific metrics, all funded agencies must be able to report:
  1. Number of unduplicated individuals served by this grant (specifying population served--students/children/adults/seniors, etc)
  2. County or counties served
  3. Quantity of volunteers and volunteer hours engaged
  4. Number of low-moderate income and ALICE households participating in or benefitting from the program (LMI= at or below 80% Area Median Income) 

Impact Councils of local volunteers review and score applications to make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. 

View a sample application here. 

View a sample evaluation here.

Check out our virtual training and grant Q & A session on YouTube

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 208-667-8112 ext.102 or email



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