Open Funding Cycle

Open Funding Cycle

United Way of the Southern Tier has launched the application process for its next three-year funding cycle.

Eligible 501(c)3 non-profit health or human service organizations that serve residents of Chemung and/or Steuben counties and that have programs which directly align with one or more of these strategic focus areas are encouraged to apply:

Kids on Track (early childhood development, school readiness and youth success). 
Basic Needs Network (safety net services and financial stability).
Senior Supports Network (senior independence and support).

All funding decisions are guided by United Way of the Southern Tier’s investment values, which consider client need, program results, focused alignment, effective use of resources, and continuous learning and improvement.

The funding process is highly selective, based on the degree to which a program aligns with United Way’s strategic intent as compared to all programs considered.

Those interested in applying MUST complete the Letter of Intent Survey to obtain access to the application.

More details and access to the survey can be found here. A survey must be completed for each program for which a request will be made.

Applications must be received by midnight, Monday, December 4. Late applications will not be accepted.

Funding awarded through this process would begin on July 1, 2024. 

Should you have questions relating to UWST investment values or program eligibility, please contact United Way of the Southern Tier Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives Barbara Hubbell by email or phone, 607-377-5833.

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 (2024), with the possibility of additional award in the subsequent two years (2025 and 2026). Grant renewal will be based strictly on the availability of funds, program performance, and compliance with the terms of the Statement of Agency Agreement.