Program Funding

Community Engagement, Program Funding:

Community Engagement is a strategically targeted approach to guide United Way of Midland to make meaningful and measurable improvements in the lives of people in our community. All program funding awarded through the Community Engagement - Program Funding process are three-year multi-year funding. Community Engagement outlines two funding strategies that help transform our community:
1. Request for Proposal (RFP): is for organizations applying to provide 2-Gen Pathways for Families Initiative - Education Success services. This process assumes zero-based funding and all requests are reviewed competitively and without considerations to prior or current funding. 
2. Request for Continuation of Funding (RCF): is for organizations currently receiving program funding in the areas of Self-Sufficiency or Health. Both are required to complete the RCF. All requests are reviewed with consideration to prior or current funding. Note: Allocations are not guaranteed and are subject to change based on campaign funds availability and panel review/evaluations. 
The following requirements must be met in order for a program to receive funding through the Grants Process:
  • 501(c)3 Nonprofit
  • The proposed program must be a Health and human service organization serving Midland County
  • Governed by a local volunteer board
  • Fiscal agent must have audited financials
  • The proposed program must align with at least one of United Way of Midland’s Community Impact Focus Area Goals

Upcoming 2-Gen Pathways for Families Initiative Timeline:

  • Education Success (2023)
  • Social, Health, and Well-Being (2024)
  • Workforce Development (2025)

United Way of Midland Letter of Intent Application Now Closed

Letter of Intent Closed for 2023 Program Funding Cycle (Education Success)

The United Way of Midland Letter of Intent application is now closed for the 2023 Program funding cycle. The Letter of Intent application is the first step in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. It is available to a wide array of diverse community organizations offering programming to benefit the community in Self Sufficiency. Collaborative applications are encouraged.

Qualifying organizations will be requested to outline their programming to demonstrate how a United Way partnership specifically provides an outcome in one of the following Focus Areas within the area of Education Success. Programs that most closely align with United Way’s mission and meet the criteria will be invited to apply.

Letter of Intent applications are available here and are due by December 9, 2022. Letter of intent submission is not a guarantee to be invited to apply for a grant.

For questions or additional information before submitting a Letter of Intent application, please contact the Director of Community Impact for the United Way of Midland,, or call (432) 685-7714. 

2. Grant Release: Thursday, January 5, 2023
3.  Software and Grant Application Training: Training is optional but highly encouraged for Education Success (2-Gen) applicants. Note: Applicants only need to attend one training. Training recording below:

4. Community Navigation System Webinar ( Training will be required for all UWM Partners.
5. Proposal Submission Deadlines: Complete Application Packets (online via the e-C Impact - Grant Portal) must be submitted by 4:30 pm on February 9, 2023.
5. Agency Site Visits: Education Success (only) site visits may take place between February 20 - March 31, 2023. (excluding: March 13-17, 2023 Spring Break)
6. Award/Non-Award Notifications: Notifications will be sent via postal mail or emailed between late April through early May. 
NOTE: This timeline is subject to change.
Please contact Michelle Evans at 432.685.7714 or to request more information.