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Systems Change Grant Application

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is seeking to fund a diverse portfolio of partners that will leverage their existing services or programs to advance shared systems change goals.

Application now closed

Organizations can expect a communication in January on the status of their application. All other key dates for this funding opportunity are available in the online application system. For questions about this funding, email impact@uwgc.org

About the grants:

Families in our community are being held back from achieving economic well-being. The challenges they face are seemingly intractable, interconnected, complex, and rapidly changing. While critical programs that support families with low incomes are important, we can no longer afford to focus on short-term repairs to the cracks in the broken systems.

This grant opportunity will be informed by community and partner perspectives, strengthen links across the nonprofit system of care, and, ultimately, accelerate measurable systems change across the defined opportunities within the two-year funding period.

Grants will include two years of unrestricted funding beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2024, supporting both existing program(s) and organizational capacity to engage in portfolio-level systems change efforts. Organizations may only submit ONE application and grants are likely to range from $25,000 - $750,000.

Application information

How to apply and instructions:

New to the application process? Watch a tutorial below and download step-by-step PDF instructions.

For more information:

For more information about the application process or general questions, email impact@uwgc.org.

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