Thank you for your interest in partnering with United Way. Links to the qualifications and required documentation, as well as a basic information sheet are below.

County United Way will accept paperwork through close of business on Monday, June 10. Should you have any questions, please call us at 301-722-2700 or email

Agency Qualifications and Organizational Information

Basic application

Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a focus of education, financial stability or health is encouraged to consider a partnership with United Way. The organization is recognized for its transparency nationally, and locally, County United Way has received platinum status with Guide Star two years running. United Way’s strategic and thorough review process can offer organizations additional funding opportunities due to the recognition of United Way’s national status as a top nonprofit.

The benefits of this partnership include the community-wide fundraising effort which supports the needs of the community, response to partner organization needs, positive support, including technical, promotional and event sponsorship, the Day of Caring & Sharing that gives partner organizations an opportunity to submit projects specific to their location, and more.

The Organization will:
*Be a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets at least quarterly;
*Conduct an independent GAAP annual audit (or financial review if revenue is less than $25,000); Provide Directors and Officers Liability insurance, along with other appropriate liability insurance for the organization and volunteers;
*Annually certify that all funds are used in compliance with all applicable anti-terrorist financing and asset control laws, status and executive orders; *Annually update IRS form W-9, if provided grant funding;
*Participate, when available, in EFT deposits by providing banking information and updates (if awarded grants);
*Include reference to the partnership with the United Way in appropriate media interactions and to identify the partnership with the United Way and the United Way’s logo on appropriate and/or relevant printed matter, including: stationary, publications, fundraising letters, newsletters with an annual paragraph about the United Way partnership, brochures, annual reports with a paragraph about the nature of the partnership, annual press release highlighting the amount of the grant, social media, websites, educational efforts, vehicles, at the entrance to all facilities (a United Way Community Partner sign will be provided to be placed in your lobby or a prominent window display). An electronic United Way logo will be sent to you separately.
*Become a “fan” or “like” County United Way on Facebook and Twitter. *Interact with users and comment on links, pictures, and activities. *Occasionally thank United Way donors on your Facebook feed and Twitter posts (often your followers give to you via United Way).
*Provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for United Way businesses on the Days of Caring & Sharing.
*Cooperate with the United Way in submitting online quarterly outcome progress reports based on the indicators described in the funding application by the established deadlines. United Way reserves the right to modify the quarterly reporting requirements.
*Updated success stories, service data, and status reports and pictures should be provided regularly.
*To aggressively promote United Way resource development efforts by scheduling events so they do not conflict with scheduled United Way efforts; Encouraging representatives of your organization (board/staff) to attend United Way events; Participating in mutually agreed upon activities; *Conducting an employee workplace giving campaign utilizing payroll deduction;
*Promoting giving to United Way as the best way to support partner agencies and programs;
*Refrain from active solicitation of businesses in the United Way service area for the purpose of obtaining payroll deduction contributions and notifying United Way of any possible conflicts.
*Utilize United Way funding as approved and as agreed upon in the Agreement (to be signed July 1, 2019).

The United Way will:
*Conduct a community-wide fundraising effort to support the needs of the community;
*Respond to agency requests in a timely fashion;
*Provide positive support to partner agencies, including technical, promotional, and event sponsorship;
*Plan an annual Day of Caring & Sharing event that includes the agency’s needs;
*Provide grant opportunities for funding to address the community needs as identified by United Way;
*Provide clear expectations, training, and updates as needed;
*Provide grant opportunities through Live United grants;
*Conduct evaluations, as needed;
*Distribute payment (for awarded grants) over a 12-month period, beginning in the month of July.