Welcome to United Way of Central New York’s comprehensive agency support page.

This page is intended to offer all human service agencies in Onondaga County the most up-to-date information on available grants, services, and training opportunities available in our community.

As always, we value your input. If you have any questions or concerns about information on this page or just want to give your feedback, please call us at 315-428-2211.


United Way of Central New York offers two grant opportunities; Community Program Grants and Support Grants. We use a community investment process that ensures locally raised funds are invested in programs aligned with United Way’s mission and are making an impact where it’s needed most in our community. 

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Community Program Grants (2024-2026)

Community Program Grants are designed to bolster multi-year community programs and initiatives that align with our impact areas and exhibit effective delivery with clearly defined outcomes and measures of success. United Way prioritizes support for services that are not predominantly covered by other public or private funding sources. Although these grants entail multi-year commitments, funding decisions are contingent upon the availability of funds raised through United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.

The application period for 2024-2026 Community Program Grants is now closed. View the Community Program Grant recipients 

Support Grants (2024 – 2025)

Support Grants aim to fund organizations that actively engage and uplift underserved and marginalized communities, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, New Americans, refugees, people with disabilities, women, and individuals facing economic challenges. Preference is given to organizations that reflect the diversity of the community they serve, operate with modest budgets, and have not previously received funding from the United Way of Central New York, although past recipients may still be considered if they align with the outlined preferences. Overall, the grant seeks to empower grassroots initiatives and emerging organizations that work towards addressing gaps in local services and engage the community in crafting solutions.

To be eligible for the Support Grant, organizations must meet the following criteria:

– Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human service organization.

– Provide services to residents of Onondaga County.

– Able to provide required financial documents.

– In operation for at least two years.

– Have at least one part-time employee.

To access detailed information on eligibility criteria, funding priorities, and preview the application questions, please refer to our 2024 Support Grants RFP Guidance.

How to Apply

– All interested organizations must complete a Support Grant Eligibility Screen form. 

– Eligible organizations will be invited to complete a grant application in our eC-Impact database.

– Applications must be completed and submitted via eC-Impact by 4:30pm Friday, April 26th.

Application Technical Assistance 

UWCNY Community Impact staff are available to provide technical assistance throughout the application process. 

2024 FAQ Support Grant RFP

– Virtual Technical Assistance Office Hours are available. Attendance is optional. 

– April 11, 2024 9am-10am join via Zoom

– April 15, 2024 3:30pm-4:30pm via Zoom 

– April 24, 2024 11am-12pm join via Zoom 

– Contact us Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm at 315-428-2211 or rfp@unitedway-cny.org


Nourish at Noon

Spread the word about your program

Interested in raising awareness about your agency, program, coalition, or initiative? Apply to present at our new lunch & learn series Nourish at Noon, where community members will gather virtually to learn about the impactful work taking place in our local health and human service community. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect and network with staff from other local agencies. Reach out to schedule your presentation!


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Ride United: Last Mile Delivery

In partnership with United Way Worldwide (UWW) and Door Dash, the United Way of Central New York is providing free deliveries of approved items from non-profit service providers to community members or to other non-profit agencies. Signing up takes 10 minutes! No delivery requirements!

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2-1-1: Community Needs Dashboard

In partnership with 2-1-1, the United Way of Central New York is making additional data available about the volume of 2-1-1 calls being generated in our community.

2-1-1 Community Dashboard



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