2021 Grant Season Now Open

February 9, 2021
A helping hand reaches for another hand, silhouetted against a colorful sunrise

Rice County Area United Way’s annual grant application season is now open. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or governmental units providing service in the areas of education, health or human services are invited to apply.

Proposals must be received by March 15, 2021. Grant application information, forms and instructions are available at ricecountyunitedway.org/grants.

Grants may be given to support an organization’s general operations or for specific programs to support services to those in need in the Rice County area, including Faribault, Northfield, Dundas, Dennison, Lonsdale, Montgomery, Morristown, Nerstrand, Warsaw, Webster and Kilkenny.

Organizations that have not received local United Way funding in the past are welcome to apply. Past grants do not guarantee future funding.

Rice County Area United Way seeks to improve quality of life in our community through effective programs in education, health and financial stability. Priority consideration is given to programs that serve the greatest need and help the greatest number of community members in the three focus areas. 

Applicants should address a demonstrated need in the community, explain how the organization or program helps solve the need, describe how it measures results, and quantify its success. Rice County Area United Way will consider quantifiable outcomes, not simply activities, when reviewing applications.

Questions may be directed to Executive Director Penny Hillemann at info@ricecountyunitedway.org or (507) 664-3510.