Apply for a Grant

The 2023 Agency Application is now OPEN! 


Links to the application forms & instructions can be found at the bottom of this page. Please review all information on this page before you begin an application. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Our Objectives

The United Way of West Ellis County seeks to improve quality of life in the communities we serve through effective programs in:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Financial Stability

Learn more about our mission and current supported programs/agencies


Key Dates at a Glance: 2023 Applications

  • September 20, 2022……………………Grant Applications Open
  • October 21, 2022 …………….....……Applications Close
  • November 3, 2022…………………..Allocations Panel
  • November-December 2022 ...........Grant Notifications
  • January 2023–December 2023…...….Grant Period


Organizations and Grants We Consider

Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental units performing service in the areas of health, human services, or education will be considered for grants. Grants may be given to support an organization’s operations and/or active programs providing direct services to those in need during the fiscal year (Jan 1, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023) within our service areas of West Ellis County, Texas. 

Applicants should address a demonstrated need, explain how the organization helps solve the need and how it measures results, and quantify the organization’s success. The United Way of West Ellis County will consider quantifiable outcomes, not simply activities, when reviewing applications.

We give priority consideration to programs that serve the greatest need and help the greatest number of community members in our areas of focus. We look for applicants to demonstrate how their programs serve those in need and solve problems in our community.

Organizations that have not received funding United Way of West Ellis County in the past may apply. Past grants are no guarantee of future funding.


We will NOT consider grants for:

  • Capital projects
  • Endowments
  • Organizations that espouse political or religious advocacy as part of their services


Diversity/Anti-discrimination Policy

The United Way of West Ellis County requires an official, board-approved diversity or anti-discrimination policy from organizations with each grant application. Applications without a diversity policy will not be considered.


How to Approach Our Grant Application

Please note that there are several sections of the grant application:

  • Grant Proposal
  • Budget Sheets
  • 990 Tax Documentation
  • Evidence of financial review or audit
  • You also are required to attach certain documents noted in the application, including a board-approved diversity and/or anti-discrimination policy


Application Process

The grant application link is located at the bottom of this page.  Please complete and attach required documents throughout the process. Applications are available between September 20, 2022 - October 21, 2022.  



The upload deadline is Friday, October 21, 2022 by 5pm.


Allocations Panel

We ask that each applicant to be available for questions from our allocations panels. Please be sure someone at a top level can meet for 15 to 20 minutes to present their proposal on Nov. 3rd. We will schedule the panels by late October so you can plan ahead.


Grant Agreement

We view this relationship as a partnership and look forward to working with you. If selected to receive funding, you will be required to sign documentation to accept a grant.