Partner Program Applications

Now accepting applications for 2024-2025 Partner Programs

 Each year, Lakes Area United Way raises funds from the community and reinvests those funds in local programming that makes a positive impact in the health, education, and financial stability of Lakes Area community members.

We invite eligible nonprofit programs to come alongside the Lakes Area United Way in our work as funded Partner Programs for our upcoming 2024-2025 funding cycle!

After initial screening for eligibility by United Way staff, applications will be reviewed by Vision Council members- a cross-sector group of community volunteers tasked with making funding recommendations.

In April 2024, applicant programs will have the opportunity to either provide a program tour or presentation to a team from our Vision Council. Vision Council teams will score all programs they visit based on community need, program impact, and financial accountability, and provide funding recommendations to our Board of Directors for review in May. Programs selected will be notified in June, and begin receiving funds in July.

Programs seeking funding should submit an application by March 31st, 2024.

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To review the guidelines and requirements of the application please read the Application Guideline: