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Community Impact Partner Grants

Strategic Arena

United Way StrategyMap - Give - Advocate - Volunteer - Overlapping fields of Education, Financial Stability, and Health.

Our strategic arena represents our focus on the convergence of health, education, and financial stability, and is a central part of our strategic plan for United Way of Frederick County over the next three to five years.

United Way of Frederick County is pleased to announce its new RFP guidelines for the Community Impact Partner Grant Program and Community Impact Strategy Map. Over the next three years—from July 2018 through June 2021, United Way will provide financial support as available to programs aligned with the Community Impact Strategy Map, a roadmap for addressing health, education, and financial stability challenges facing Frederick County households. United Way will focus its resources on an intersecting set of investment areas where organizations can make the greatest impact and contribute to significant outcomes.  

We envision a community that offers opportunities for everyone to succeed. From the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report for Maryland, we have identified that one in three working households in our community have hidden financial struggles and are one emergency away from falling under the federal poverty level. We are implementing this grant making program to help those struggling households thrive.

United Way is committed to working closely with local nonprofit agencies to achieve lasting change in our three interconnected focus areas – Health, Education, and Financial Stability, and to finding and implementing solutions that will positively impact lives today and for the next several generations. Specifically, United Way is committed to the following:

1.      Actively engaging and mobilizing individuals, corporations and communities to give, advocate and volunteer.

2.      Promoting and advancing collaborations, partnerships, and advocacy for long-term change in the United Way focus areas.

3.      Investing money, expertise, and other resources into the interconnected focus areas identified in the Community Impact Strategy Map.

4.      Measuring, achieving and communicating results and successes. 

United Way's Community Impact Partner Grants will be awarded to single applicants or collaborative partnerships that address the target population and identify a primary impact area and at least two outcomes from different impact areas on the Community Impact Strategy Map. We will only consider applications that produce intersecting outcomes in at least two of our three focus areas.

Thank you for your interest in working with United Way of Frederick County.  As you consider the development of a Letter of Interest (LOI) in response to this RFP, please contact Malcolm Furgol, at or 240-578-4007 with questions. We are looking to award strong proposals and want to work with organizations during the application process to develop and submit appropriate proposals.

RFP 2018-2021 Guidelines

Community Impact Strategy Map

Click here to submit a required LOI for our Community Impact Partner Grant program. The deadline to submit an LOI is January 12th, 2018 at 11:59PM.

PDF Version of Required LOI form (for preview before logging into the system)

2018-2021 Community Impact Partner Grant Timeline

RFP Available Online

December 19, 2017

Deadline to Submit Letter of Interest

January 12, 2018

Notification of Eligibility to Apply

January 16, 2018

Mandatory Information Session for Eligible Applicants

January 18, 2018

Deadline to Submit Application

February 19, 2018

Review of All Eligible Applications

February – March 2018

In-person Interviews with Selection Committee

April 2018

Final Recommendations to Executive Committee

May 2018

Board Approval

May 2018

Grant Awards Announced

May 2018

Mandatory Grantee Orientation

June 2018

Grant Cycle Begins

July 1, 2018

Please contact Malcolm Furgol for additional information:  

Malcolm Furgol, Director of Community Impact  


Review our grant history HERE