Apply for Funding

Apply to become a 2023-2024 Partner Program!

Each year, Lakes Area United Way raises funds from the community and reinvests those funds in local non-profit programs making a positive impact in the health, education, and financial stability of Lakes Area community members. We invite eligible programs to come alongside the United Way in our work as a funded Partner Program for our next fiscal year of 2023-2024.
Applications will be accepted through February 28th. All eligible programs will be interviewed during either a virtual or physical site visit* by members of our 2023 Vision Council, tentatively scheduled the week of March 27th-31st.
*Site Visits will take place in-person in 2023 as appropriate. We understand not all programs may be able to facilitate in-person visits due to client privacy concerns, COVID-19 precautions, or because the nature of their services may be remote or in-home. In such instances, site visits may be replaced by in-person or remote interviews. Further, Vision Council Members will be required to abide by the masking and other applicable health guidelines of the programs they are visiting for the safety and respect of all involved.
Click here to download the 2023-2024 Partner Program Application: 


EFSP Funding


The Lakes Area United Way serves as the Board Chair and administrator for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Local Board in Crow Wing County. We are awaiting legislative updates from the State Set-Aside Committee regarding the next Phase of EFSP funds, including the amount designated for programs in Crow Wing County. More information will be announced when it is available.