2019-2021 Funding: Ending poverty together

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is happy to announce the launch of our 2019-2021 funding cycle. Our cause is to end intergenerational poverty in our region by focusing on a two-generation approach that builds successful youth and self-reliant individuals and families.

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:

Upcoming Information Sessions

To answer questions and help nonprofits navigate the funding process, United Way will host “RFP Information Sessions: Partnering to Turn Curves”  throughout the region during October and November.

Nonprofit partners can register up to two leadership staff (e.g. Executive Directors, Program Directors) for one session by clicking on one of the RSVP buttons listed next to the date.

Before registering for a session, attendees must read the Guidance Letters to determine if their organization’s work is aligned with UWGPSNJ’s Investment Framework. Letters can be downloaded below on this page by clicking on the icon to the right of the letter’s filename.

If you are having trouble registering, please contact us 866-636-8673 or fundingprocess@uwgpsnj.org

Philadelphia, PA

  • Friday, October 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Register 
  • Wednesday, November 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register 
  • Thursday, November 16 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Register 

Galloway, NJ

  • Wednesday, October 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register 

Cherry Hill, NJ

  • Friday, October 27, 2017 10:00am – 11:30am  Register 
  • Friday, November 17, 2017 10:00am – 11:30am  Register 

Morton, PA

  • Monday, October 30 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Register 

Kulpsville, PA

  • Thursday, November 9 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Register 

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

Guidance Letters

  • School Ready
  • Early Literacy
  • Connected to School
  • Education and Job Training
  • Living Wage
  • Asset Building
  • Community Stability and Advocacy


  • Strategic Vision
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Glossary of Terms
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