How to Apply

2024-2025 Community Care Fund

Agency Application

The 2025 application process begins July 15, 2024 with a letter of interest (use form link below)

The 2025 CCF process starts with an initial step, a letter of interest. The submission window is 7/15 - 8/2 and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The LOI asks for basic program information and will help the team decide whether the Community Care Fund fits the project well.

After the LOI review, agencies who receive an invitation to submit a full application (in mid-August) will submit the application online by 9/30/2024. In the fall, Impact Councils of local volunteers review and score applications and make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. Funds for 2025 use will be awarded in Dec. 2024; mid-year reporting will be in June 2025; final reporting will be after Dec. 2025. 

Get an early start and consider alignment now. Determine which impact area most closely aligns with the program for which you will seek funding. Program examples can be viewed by clicking the icons of each impact area. Program examples (below) provide help in identifying which impact area will fit best. These are common examples of programs but are not comprehensive. If you are unsure about which impact area to select for your program, 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.

Get started early:

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

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 208-667-8112 ext.108 or email

Letters of Interest will be accepted from July 15, 2024 to August 2, 2024

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