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United Way of Lake County Funding Opportunities

United Way hosted an overview of the FY 2020 Funding Opportunities in Education on February 26, 2019. Applications for FY 2020 grants were due March 26, 2019 and the grants were awarded in June 2019. You can review the below materials for more information on the closed FY 2020 grant application process:

United Way FY 20 Funding Opportunities and Eligibility Requirements here:

United Way FY 20 Community Impact Fund Grant Overview

United Way FY 20 Community Impact Fund Grant Overview Presentation:

United Way FY 20 Community Investment Grants Presentation


Future Funding Opportunities

In FY 2021, United Way will prioritize Safe and Stable Families grant making in three key issue areas: basic education, financial stability, and access to emergency housing. Information on the FY 2021 grant application is expected to be released in February or March of 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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