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The application period closed on February 28, 2019. 

The United Way of Dunn County’s Funding Process

Our United Way’s Funding Committee is made up of local volunteers, who are knowledgeable about United Way’s focus areas and needs in our community. These volunteers use a funding process to make educated decisions about where to invest donor’s charitable dollars in programs that can demonstrate real results for real people.  The goal of United Way’s funding is to create lasting changes in our community, with outcomes-based results.  Unfortunately, United Way of Dunn County does not fund capital improvements.  Please contact our office with any questions regarding funding guidelines.


The United Way of Dunn County’s fiscal year is from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.  Funds awarded will be consistent with the United Way’s fiscal year.  Please note that previous funding does not guarantee future funding.  Due to changing community needs and outcome viability, the United Way of Dunn County does not guarantee that previously funded organizations or programs will receive funding each year.  


When are applications accepted?

Applications will be accepted starting February 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019.  No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.  Paper applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019 and emailed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2019.  


Who can apply?

Only nonprofit, human service organizations are eligible to submit a funding application. All programs applying for funding must be able to answer affirmatively to the following guidelines:

  • Does your organization have 501(c)(3) status, or do you have a fiscal agent that has 501(c)(3) status?
  • Does your organization have a current AND previous 18 month (minimum) good standing with the IRS? (verified for all applicants)
  • Does your organization serve the residents of Dunn and/or Pepin Counties?
  • Does your program address one or more of the community-wide outcomes included in the Community Action Plans for Health, Education, Financial Stability or Basic Needs? 
  • Is your organization in good-standing with previous funding from the United Way of Dunn County? (Reporting, financial responsibility with awarded funds, acceptance paperwork, relationship memo compliance, community partnership, etc)


How do I apply?

The United Way of Dunn County requires agencies requesting funding to submit a completed application and supporting documents via email before the due date and time assigned.  A Microsoft Word document application will be provided to agencies by way of our website or by email request, on and after February 1, 2019.  All applications submitted via email must be in PDF form.  To learn how to make a Microsoft Word document a PDF,  click here.  


What if I miss a question? 

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Please be sure to double check your application to ensure that all questions are answered and complete.  If you are not able to answer a question on the application as it does not apply to your agency, please type N/A in the response area. 


What happens after I complete the application?

Within 72 hours after you submit an application, you will receive an email confirmation to indicate a successful submission.  All agencies that meet the previously stated guidelines are required to attend a fund review meeting and/or a site visit.  We strongly encourage that a knowledgeable individual from your organization, who has either read or written the grant application, attends the fund review meeting.  


Tentative Funding Timeline: (subject to change, please check back)

February 1, 2019 – February 28, 2019 – Application is open for completion

February 28, 2019: Applications are due by paper at 3:00 p.m. or by email by 11:59 p.m.  

March 21, 2019: Funding review meetings (reqiured to be considered for funding)

June, 2019: Funding announcements released

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United Way of Dunn County Business Office:
United Way of Dunn County
1620 Stout Rd
PO Box 3266
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715-235-3800