United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties is seeking proposals to address our community’s areas of need for children from birth through middle school in the following areas:

Programs must serve children from birth through middle school. Requests that list United Way as the only funding source for any program will not be considered.

Racial Equity

United Way envisions our region as a place where everyone has an equal chance to succeed, regardless of race. We recognize that local children of color generally experience worse life outcomes than those of their white peers. For this reason, United Way will ask about strategies used to reach a diverse set of clients, efforts made to be inclusive and equitable in delivery of services, and ability to serve at least 55% individuals of color (a demographic target that represents the current composition of the school-age population in our bi-county region).

Agencies that don’t consider racial equity or don’t meet demographic targets may still apply; racial equity will be one of many factors incorporated into United Way’s funding rubric available on the e-CImpact web portal.

Funding Levels

501(c)(3) agencies can apply for up to three programs for funding between $10,000 and $30,000 per program per year. Funding will run for 2 years, from July 2023 – June 2025.


Applicants must meet the following criteria. United Way encourages nonprofit organizations of all sizes that meet these criteria to apply:

  1. Provides health or human services to children, birth through middle school, in Benton and/or Franklin County, Washington, USA;
  2. Is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in good standing with the IRS;
  3. Is registered with the Washington State Secretary of State as a charitable organization;
  4. Complies annually with the USA PATRIOT Act;
  5. Does not engage in discrimination because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law in the delivery of services;
  6. Has an active board of directors that meets with a quorum at least quarterly;
  7. Prepares financial statements, at least quarterly, which are reviewed and approved by the board of directors;
  8. Files a Form 990 or 990-EZ with the Internal Revenue Service annually if gross receipts exceed $50,000, or files a Form 990-N Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) if gross receipts are at or below $50,000; and
  9. Submits to United Way the most recent audited or reviewed financial statement. Agencies with $250,000 or more in annual gross income must submit audited or reviewed financial statements to be eligible for funding. Agencies with less than $250,000 in annual gross income must submit compiled, board-reviewed financial statements to be eligible for funding. United Way will provide independent review of these statements.

More Information Available

  1. Attend an information meetings on Microsoft Teams on May 1 at 3pm; it will be repeated on May 2 at 8am. Attendance is optional.
  2. Get our Community Impact Funding Guidelines

  3. Learn more about our Results Framework
  4. Scan our FAQs.

How To Apply

Applications must be completed online at

Applications due before 7:30am on May 17, 2023.

Contact Us

For questions, contact us at or (509) 581–3947.


United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties improves lives and strengthens communities. We build collaborations with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to address challenges that no one agency can solve alone to provide the building blocks of opportunity—education, income and health—that every person needs to thrive. Together, we’re solving our region’s biggest problems and creating lasting change.