Funding Guidelines & Application


United Way of Greater Niagara has transitioned to a single focus model, allocating funds and investing in programs that positively impact the social, emotional, and mental development of Niagara County’s youth.

2024 Partner Agencies include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns, Inc., Community Missions, Inc., Immaculata Home, The Kenan Center, Native American Community Services, Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, Niagara Aquarium Foundation, Northpointe Council, Pinnacle Community Services, Salvation Army Lockport, Salvation Army Niagara Falls, Salvation Army Tonawanda, WNY Scout Council, Youth Mentoring Services, and YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

Funding Criteria/

Eligibility Requirements

Funds are awarded only to organizations that:

  • Have current Section 501c3 status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service 
  • Are located within Niagara County and/or the City of Tonawanda
  • Run a program/service that aligns with United Ways area of focus with measurable outcomes

The maximum funding available per request is $30,000

  • Should an organization wish to submit a request for more than the maximum amount, they must contact United Way in advance to discuss their application.
  • Distribution of funds (one-time payment or monthly installments) will be determined by the application review committee. Please note: the amount of funds granted may not reflect the amount requested.




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Grant/Funding Summary

Organizations, as a provision of accepting United Way of Greater Niagara’s funding, must provide the following:

  • Summary report within 6 months of using the funds demonstrating that the funds were used for the intended purpose.
  • Program review by United Way after 6 months.
  • Once deemed a “United Way of Greater Niagara Funded Agency:”
    • Actively participate in campaign
    • Include United Way in any marketing/promotion of the funded program (i.e. program site, social media, newsletters, press releases, and website) utilizing the United Way logo and/or in text: “This program is funded with support from the United Way of Greater Niagara.


  • Applications Available: October 1, 2024

  • Application Deadline: October 31

  • Decision Notification: December


Funding for 2024 has closed.

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