Funding Process

United Way of Fairfield County (UWFC) accepts and reviews applications for funding through Community Impact Councils once each calendar year. Councils include: Education, Income, and Health and have established strategic goals with the community. Funding is provided for the fiscal year July 1 - June 30.

Deadline for submitting funding applications is January 30th at 3:00pm.

Impact Councils make their recommendations to United Way's Board of Trustees for program funding based on careful review of the applications, site visit discussions, and committee level discussions.

Funding decisions are approved by the Board of Trustees.

Disbursement of funds begins for fiscal year July 1 - June 30. Year-end reports for previous fiscal year are due by the fourth Friday in July.

For more information, please contact Andrea Spires, Director of Community Impact, by email: or by phone: (740) 653-0643.

Grant Application

To apply for a grant, click this link: Grant Application