Grant process


United Way of Larimer County directs funding and resources to local nonprofit organizations serving our most impacted communities, to achieve significant changes in the areas of Youth & Education, Financial Stability, Community Engagement and Nonprofit Excellence. In general, we do not provide direct services and instead focus on supporting nonprofits that have an impact in Larimer County.


Director of Community Impact


Questions about our grant processes or programs?

Contact Lauren, Director of Community Impact

Community Impact Grants

UWLC’s Community Impact grant program aims to drive systems-level change through addressing root causes and inequities within the areas of Youth & Education and Financial Stability.

The 2021-2022 CI Grant cycle closed on July 23rd. Please click here to access our Community Impact Grant Guidelines document which includes details on the process, timeline, and information on how to submit a pre-application.


Third-Party Accreditation

United Way of Larimer County requires a third-party accreditation for funding in 2021 and beyond. Click here to learn more about becoming a BBB accredited nonprofit. BBB’s Charity Accreditation is one way to ensure your nonprofit is third-party accredited.  

Innovation Grants

In November 2020, the UWLC Board of Directors voted to allocate remaining Innovation Grant dollars to equity-focused funds for coordinated systems-level work promoting equity and inclusion across the County.

UWLC convened a Racial Equity Advisory Committee to advise on the best use of these dollars and through this process, funded four community collaboration projects that aim to build capacity and leadership within communities of color. Lessons learned from this process will inform the next iteration of grant making in Spring 2022.

Please stay tuned for future opportunities to apply.

Nonprofit Excellence Grants

Funding previously dedicated to NPE grants is being used to purchase mental health/employee assistance services for the early childhood workforce who has remained on the front lines caring for children during the pandemic. Remaining funds are also supporting diversity, equity and inclusion consulting and training for the nonprofit sector.


Contact Morgan, our Senior Nonprofit Development Manager at or (970) 407 – 7045.

Emergency Food and Shelter Funding (EFSP)

Each year, UWLC is awarded federal funds through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). These pass-thru funds are awarded to local emergency food and shelter organizations to supplement and expand the capacity of food, shelter, and utility assistance programs to support individuals and families across Larimer County who are experiencing economic emergencies.

Please stay tuned for opportunities to apply for the next Phase in either December 2021 or January 2022.


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