Microgrant Program

Microgrant Program is Open!

Rice County Area United Way's microgrant applications sought for October 2023 NOW

Rice County Area United Way offers microgrants from $100 to $1,000 to local groups facing urgent, community-based challenges or innovating new programs to reach underserved populations. The next microgrant deadline is September 30, 2023.

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, 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 request an informal account of the use of funds be made to Elizabeth Child, Executive Director, Rice County Area United Way. Contact her at elizabeth@ricecountyunitedway.org or call 507-664-3510 to discuss how best to communicate your project results.

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