Open Funding Cycle

Open Funding Cycle

United Way of the Southern Tier is committed to investing strategically in a streamlined set of priorities that align with the community's needs. We aim to make meaningful and measurable impact in our service area of Chemung and Steuben counties. The intent and application process is now open, for a new three-year funding cycle that will begin on July 1, 2018. 


  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Provide services that align with strategic focus
    • Kids on Track (early childhood development, school readiness and success)
    • Basic Needs Network  (safety net services and financial stability)
    • Senior Supports Network (senior independence and support)
  • Willing and able to demonstrate measurable impact based on defined indicators

How to Apply

  • Complete Letter of Intent survey by no later than October 15, 2017
  • Complete the online application by November 3, 2017. (Application will become available on or about October 1, 2017.)

Submission of a letter of intent, and any subsequent application, is not a guarantee of funding.  All funding decisions are guided by the investment values of United Way of the Southern Tier, and program alignment with its strategic priorities in early childhood development, school readiness and success, basic needs, and senior independence.

Grants will be awarded for a period of one year (2018), with the possibility of additional award in the subsequent two years (2019 and 2020). Grant renewal will be based strictly on the availability of funds, program performance, and compliance with the terms of the Statement of Agency Agreement.