2019-2021 Funding: Ending poverty together

NOTE: The 2019-2021 funding cycle is closed.

Recognizing the prolonged effects and financial strain COVID-19 imposes on our nonprofit community, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) extended the grant cycle for our nonprofit partners for an additional year. Applications for the next grant cycle will be publicly announced in Q3 2021. We look forward to hearing about your organization and the innovative means to poverty alleviation we may collectively offer our region.

Before application, it is important for you to familiarize yourself with our cause, the vision we have for this work and the strategies for each focus area (found in the guidance letters below) to ensure your organization’s work aligns with our refined framework. This page outlines United Way’s strategies and objectives as well as qualifications and details required for application. We encourage you to attend one of our upcoming information sessions as well. The vision document below is a great place to start to help orient you with our new cause: ending intergenerational poverty.

Strategic Vision

To qualify for funding, agencies must:

information sessions

To answer questions and help nonprofits navigate the funding process, United Way hosted “RFP Information Sessions: Partnering to Turn Curves”  throughout the region during October and November. Below is a webinar of the material covered in those sessions. If you have questions, please contact us at 866-636-8673 or fundingprocess@unitedforimpact.org

Results Based Accountability

UWGPSNJ has adopted the Results Based Accountability Framework and set both community-level and agency performance-level goals toward our cause of ending intergenerational poverty through two broad strategies: successful children and youth and self-reliant individuals and families.

What is Results Based Accountability (RBA)?

Turning the Curves

To measure our own progress, UWGPSNJ set three community-level goals toward which we will join key community partners to drive collective results by 2030:

Investment Framework Timeline



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