Grant Opportunities

United Way provides financial support to nonprofit partners across Western Connecticut through its annual Community Impact grant cycle.


In addition, UWWC partners with the City of Danbury to administer Social Service Grants to Danbury-based nonprofits.

e-CImpact is United Way of Western Connecticut's online system for managing its resource investment process annually. Through e-CImpact, Agencies will submit applications, and provide reports and accountability documents. Volunteers who participate on the Community Investment Review Teams and other funding review committees will also have electronic access to Agency and Program information to assist in their decision making.



In 2017, the United Way of Western Connecticut focused its grant funding on the needs of the ALICE population in our area around:

Early Education – Provide affordable, accessible, and quality child care and/or early education opportunities to families for whom the cost of child care is burdensome. Applicants must be serving children in the birth to five age range. The desired outcome is that all children enter kindergarten with the skills needed to succeed in school.

After-School – Provide affordable, accessible, and quality after-school programming for families with children ages 5 to 18 that provides added enrichment. The desired outcome is that children of working parents receive a foundation for successful, healthy lives.

Financial Stability – Provide one-on-one financial coaching and/or financial education workshops. The desired outcome is that everyone keeps more of what they earn and is able to save for a brighter future.

Our Community Impact grant process typically opens in the Spring with grant decisions being shared in June. All 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible for funding and services must be provided in at least one of the 15 towns that UWWC covers.


Since 2009,  United Way of Western Connecticut has partnered with the City of Danbury to administer Social Service Grants. Agencies that provide services in the following three areas will be eligible for funding and are invited to apply: 

  • Education and Child Care - Helping children, youth, and their families achieve their potential; also includes agencies that provide child care services.

  • Health and Mental Health - Promoting health and wellness; also includes agencies providing help with food insecurity.

  • Financial Stability and Housing - Promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency; also includes agencies providing employment services and housing assistance such as shelter, rent/mortgage, and utility assistance.

Please contact Victoria Scofield at or 203-883-6704 with any questions about the application process or if you are interested in serving on a review committee. City of Danbury Grant Review Roles and Responsibilities (PDF)


For more information about these opportunities, or to serve on a grant review team, please contact: 

Greater Danbury/Northern Fairfield County

Victoria Scofield at or 203-883-6704

Greater New Milford/Southern Litchfield County

Katy Francis at or 860-354-8800  

City of Stamford

Meghan Hadley at or 203-883-6034