Allocations Application

2020 Allocations Applications Now Being Accepted.


2020-2021 Request for Proposal (RFP)

United Way for Cortland County


Who is eligible?

Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations operating in

Cortland County whose work aligns with United Way’s impact

areas of Family Support, Health, and Income.


Funding guidelines:

  • Grants are awarded for a period of one year; allocations

are distributed monthly

  • For 2020/21 awards, the minimum grant request is $2,500

and the maximum amount awarded will be $40,000 per

program proposal

  • A separate application is required for each program for which

you are requesting funding

  • Grant awards are subject to funding availability


Grant application timeline:

  • March 4 – Grant applications open

  • April 21 at 12:00 noon–Applications due 

              late applications will not be considered

  • April 27 to May 22 – Application review

  • June 9 – Funding recommendations presented to Board of Directors

  • June 19 – Grant award announcements

  • July 1 – First distribution of awarded grant allocations


General Information and Community Funding Strategy

The mission of the United Way for Cortland County (UWCC) is to improve the lives of families in our community by uniting the resources of donors, volunteers and agencies. UWCC seeks to achieve its mission in Cortland County by:

  • Investing in strategies and programs that deliver cost-effective, measurable results

  • Supporting programs and agencies that have sound fiscal and management practices

  • Fostering efforts that build collaboration and partnerships

  • Addressing the root causes of problems that challenge our community

  • Leveraging community resources beyond the annual campaign


Based on data from the United Way ALICE study, Seven Valleys Health Coalition’s Cortland Counts community needs assessment, and input from the UWCC Board of Directors and Community Impact Task Force, the United Way for Cortland County has consolidated its funding priorities to the following community impact priority areas:

  • Family Support

  • Health

  • Income

If have any questions, please contact Christella Yonta at (607) 756-5639 or email

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