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Strategic Grants

Applications released January 3, 2022 are due back March 7, 2022.
Site visits are in April 2022.  Decisions made in May 2022.

Contact Talia Trout with questions:  541-773-5339 or Email Talia

Download instructions, interactive “fillable” application and logic model for 2022-2024 cycle
are all included in the following single PDF application.

UWJC Funding Application (interactive PDF)


Our Grant Awards

Grant Awards 2021-22   .   Grant Awards 2020-21   .   Grant Awards 2017-19   .  Grant Awards 2016-17




At its core, United Way of Jackson County believes people are connected and interdependent. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We all win when a child forms healthy attachments through a loving family, when they succeed in school, graduate and make a successful transition to adult responsibilities. We all win when families are financially stable, when people have good health, and when people are engaged and connected. We all win when people have transportation to pursue education, access medical services and work. Through our role as convener, facilitator and advocate, our goal is to create long lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of problems. This belief forms the foundation for our strategies for education, income, health and transportation.


As part of the United Way allocations process, a volunteer panel will visit each program applicant during the month of April. Panelists will ask questions as part of due diligence. A majority of your visit should be devoted to panelist questions.


To be eligible for affiliation with United Way of Jackson County, an agency it must meet all the criteria below. The agency must remain in compliance with the criteria at all times. All agency affiliations are subject to approval by the United Way of Jackson County board of directors

  1. Be a 501(c) (3) organization or other tax exempt organization.
  2. Be governed by a board of directors or an independent governing body.
  3. Have tax exempt status in effect for two years prior to application to United Way.
  4. Have a paid executive director or the demonstrated capacity for evaluation of continuity, responsibility and accountability.
  5. Be primarily involved in providing programs that are education, personal financial stability, health or transportation related that directly serve Jackson County, OR and surrounding areas residents’ and employers’.
  6. Maintain policies and practices for the protection and safety of vulnerable populations (children, people with disabilities and seniors) served by funded program.
  7. Maintain a nondiscrimination policy or plan that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation or status as a person with disabilities.


United Way Funded Partners are held responsible for following the agreements in contracts and reporting progress toward outcomes and goals from the logic models used in funding applications.

Use of United Way brand mark as a demonstration of the United Way partnership is encouraged.

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