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Community Partners

We fund the most effective local organizations who get real results.

How do we tackle tough problems? By finding, funding, and partnering with the most effective local organizations who create real opportunities and get results.

At the foundation of our work is the principle of Collective Impact, the idea that large-scale social change can only be achieved when all stakeholders work together, instead of in competition or isolation. That's why we make partnerships in our community and team up with the best of the best to create the biggest possible impact. Our allies are called Community Partners, and they are any group that works with United Way in a coordinated effort to achieve a shared community goal.

Your generosity allows us to invest in our partners’ programs through multi-year, outcome-based Community Impact Grants focused on long-term solutions, as well as quarterly Live United Grants that meet one-time and emerging needs. Please see below for more information.



These programs are research-based and results-oriented – we track data over time to measure results, make adjustments when needed and achieve the highest return-on-investment as possible. Click Next to learn more about the results we’ve achieved so far.

Do you want to be one of our partner agencies?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, we invite you to apply to receive a UWFC grant!

Click here for more information


Some of our other partners who bring meaningful change to our community:


AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty. The VISTA legislative purpose is to supplement efforts to fight poverty in low-income communities by engaging Americans from all walks of life in a year of full-time services. This is just one of many service programs provided by AmeriCorps.

2-1-1 Maryland

2-1-1 provides simple and easy access to health and human services information. The 2-1-1 database has information on more than 7,000 agencies and programs across the state. Each week 2-1-1 handles thousands of calls from people in need, providing referrals to services and helping people problem solve when the services they need are not available. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. 2-1-1 services are available in over 150 languages. Simply dial 2-1-1 to access this service.

Familywize Prescription Discount Program

Whether you're insured or uninsured, Familywize can help. This program offers prescription discount cards to all individuals with little to no insurance. The goal of Familywize is to reduce the cost of prescription medicine for children, families and individuals by $1 billion by the end of 2015.

More than 30,000 community and faith-based organizations, county agencies, doctors, pharmacies, companies, and individuals across the country are now joined together in this partnership to distribute free Familywize prescription drug discount cards in their communities, reducing the cost of medicine for people in one out of every two counties in the United States.