Microgrant Program

Rebound-United Way Microgrants are closed for fiscal year 2023-24.

The program is closed during our bi-annual granting season, between January and July. 


About the program

Rice County Area United Way began offering microgrants in 2022. In 2023, Rebound Partners joined United Way to offer the grants. The grants range from $100 to $1,000 and serve the purpose of funding local groups facing urgent, community-based challenges or innovating new programs to reach underserved populations. 

Eligibility: Microgrants should be used for projects that:

  1. Have limited access to funding and support
  2. Affect members in the Rice County community in our target areas of: Financial stability, Health and Education.
  3. Are urgently needed or innovating a new program

While your group does not need to be registered as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization in order to apply, your project should focus on a charitable/exempt purpose. Individuals with urgent needs are not eligible for this grant. (Instead, dial 2-1-1 for referrals to local services for individuals.)

While United Way does not require a specific report on use of funds, we ask microgrant recipients to offer us visuals, anecdotes and where possible data we can use to show our donors how the funds were used. For information on microgrants, contact Elizabeth Child, Executive Director, Rice County Area United Way, elizabeth@ricecountyunitedway.org or call 507-664-3510.

Microgrant Application: https://rcauw-microgrant-app.paperform.co/