Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) offers grants focused on making an impact in our Education & Jobs and Safety Net areas, in addition to numerous other opportunities to fill a gap or impact a critical issue. GTCUW funded programs are chosen from a competitive application process, in order to direct grant funding to the most effective programs in the Twin Cities.

When reviewing proposals from registered 501(c)(3) agencies, volunteers and United Way staff use the following selection criteria:

  • Location: Funding is restricted to the 9-county greater Twin Cities area (Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington counties)
  • Alignment: Programs must be aligned with our organizational priorities, Education & Jobs and Safety Net
  • Impact: Programming must be effective as reflected by evaluation efforts and outcomes
  • Clients: Populations served must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines and should encompass people of all backgrounds and abilities

Organization Name (Employer)*
Organization Address
First Name*
Last Name*
Phone Number
Email Address*
Please indicate which area your agency provides services in. Please only check those areas that align with the mission of your organization:
Household Stability
Educational Success
Economic Opportunity