• United Way 2021 Partnership Funding Applications Now Open

    United Way 2021 Partnership Funding Applications Now Open

    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s annual partnership application process is currently open to local non-profits seeking annual program funding and partnership for 2021, with a submission deadline of May 22, 2020.

    Nonprofit organizations with established programs focused on Health, Education or Financial Stability serving Lower Shore residents may be eligible to apply. Applicants must meet the minimum guidelines including but not limited to: actively registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in the State of Maryland; existing for at least one year with oversight by an independent volunteer Board of Directors; and providing services in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset or Dorchester Counties. A complete list of agency and program requirements, the application portal link, and instructions are available online at www.uwles.org/funding. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted through the UWLES online portal before May 22, 5:00 pm. Prospective new partners should contact Claire Otterbein before proceeding with the application.  Applications will be reviewed, and site visits conducted, by the UWLES Community Impact Committee during the summer and decisions will be communicated in September, 2020 with funding distribution beginning in January. This is not a grant opportunity for COVID-19 relief. Current UWLES partners seeking COVID-19 relief assistance may visit www.uwles.org/COVID-19. Nonprofits may contact Claire Otterbein for more information on any UWLES funding or partnership opportunity at 410-742-5143 or claire@uwles.org.

    About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, now in its 75th year, serves all communities in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. United Way helps Lower Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. United Way collaborates with organizations and stakeholders to strengthen our community, and provides over $1 million annually in support of 80 programs and community initiatives, impacting 1 in every 3 individuals on the Lower Shore. For more information on United Way or to help make a difference, visit www.uwles.orgwww.ShoreGetConnected.org, or on Facebook and Instagram