Apply for Funds

How to Apply

You must be an IRS 501(c)3, have an office in Ulster County and be in operation for a minimum of 2 years.

United Way funds on a two-year cycle, reviewing requests for funding on the “odd” years, and performing evaluation site visits on the “even” years.

Application Packets are available in January of the “odd” year, and include background narrative on United Way’s target areas, and all the information and documentation United Way requires. Applications are due in early March (the exact date can be found in the Application Packet).

For technical assistance in completing an application contact Stacey Rein or call her at 331-4199, ext. 1.

Application process is currently closed for the 2019-2021 cycle. The next cycle will begin January, 2021.

Proving Impact

In order to receive United Way funding, programs must show proof of their impact in one of our seven target areas (which can be found in the Application Packet).

Program evaluation tools must measure the objectives indicated in the application.  United Way provides technical assistance, and if necessary, referral to program evaluation professionals, in order to assure that program evaluation tools effectively track impact.

Site visits are performed after one-year of funding, and include a 1-2 hour interview with program staff and participants, observation of programs in action, and a careful review of program documentation. A Site Visit Questionnaire and Documentation Checklist form the basis of the site visit.

Upon completion of a site visit, and review of program documentation, any issues of concern are communicated to the agency Executive Director who is required to respond, in writing, detailing the remedial steps that will be taken to address the concerns.