We tackle tough problems by finding, funding, and partnering with the most effective local programs that prepare our children to succeed in a changing world.

We invest in solutions that work…to create change that lasts.

United Way of Lake County Funding Opportunities

United Way of Lake County is currently focusing all our efforts on the Covid-19 Emergency Funding. Information about this fund is available at

We are not accepting new applications for Community Investment Grants in 2020.

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(Staff from currently funded programs will automatically receive these updates.)


You are free to send us information or contact us to discuss your organization and program. We are always delighted to learn more about new organizations and program strategies. We ask that all organizations thoroughly review our website to assess their fit with United Way of Lake County’s funding priorities and note specific funding limitations before contacting us.

General Questions:

Success By 6 Program Contact:
Rosa Herrera: or 847-775-1057

Youth Success Program Contact:
Sue Baehr: or 847-775-1032

Safe and Stable Families Program Contact:
Deanna Olmem: or 847-775-1018

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