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Strategic Grants

2024-26 Requests for Proposals

For this funding cycle (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2026), United Way of Jackson County is doing an invitation only application. Our funding decisions are based on our minimum requirements, through an equity lens and success toward our organizational goals.

Applications released January 8, 2024, are due back March 8, 2024.

Site visits are in April 2024. Decisions made in May 2024. Allocation notifications made in June 2024.

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


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.


United Way fights for the education, income, health, housing, and transportation of every person in our community. We know the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is unique to every community around the world. Below is United Way of Jackson County’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement of Principle which outlines our commitment to building a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient organization and community.

  • We take the broadest possible view of diversity as we continue to learn and be inclusive.
  • We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.
  • We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the education, income, health, housing, and transportation of every person in our community.
  • We believe that each United Way partner, donor, volunteer, advocate, employee, and person served must have equal access to solving community problems.
  • We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.
  • We commit to using these practices for our business, our communities, and our relationships. Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person and every family in our community.


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 in business for two or more years.
  2. Be governed by a local board of directors or an independent governing body.
  3. Have a paid executive director or the demonstrated capacity for evaluation of continuity, responsibility, and accountability.
  4. Be primarily involved in providing programs that address education, personal financial stability, health, or transportation that serve people in Jackson County, Oregon.
  5. Maintain policies and practices for the protection and safety of vulnerable populations (children, people with disabilities and seniors) served by funded program.
  6. Maintain a nondiscrimination policy or plan that does not discriminate based on 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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