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Community Impact Grants

In addition to our traditionally funded Partner Agencies, United Way of Denton County reviews and approves targeted Impact Grants to meet critical community needs through evidence-based programs that help children, families, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and people affected by mental illness.



Fund One: General Community Impact Grant

In 2018, our General Community Impact Grants have targeted investments towards:

  • City of Denton to jointly fund backbone support for the Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team
  • Denton County MHMR to support the LOSS Team, a support service for suicide survivors and surviving family members
  • Goodwill Industries to provide transportation for those experiencing homlessness to attend job interviews 
  • Monsignor King Outreach Center for operational costs and direct client services
  • Ranch Hand Rescue to provide additional counseling sessions
  • Sanger Independent School District to employ staff providing direct services for students at-risk of dropping out of school
  • Youth & Family Counseling to provide additional counseling sessions

To apply for United Way of Denton County funding through a General Community Impact Grant, your organization must help people in at least one of the following focus areas:

  • Helping at-risk youth enter school ready to succeed and successfully graduate
  • Enabling household breadwinners to earn family-supporting wages
  • Assisting Denton County Veterans who are in crisis or on the verge of crisis
  • Preventing homelessness and sheltering those experiencing homelessness
  • Increasing access to and availability of behavioral health services
Additional Eligibility Criteria:
  • Preference given to applications demonstrating an integrated service delivery model
  • Applicant must demonstrate an effort and committment to creating and maintaining collaborations/partnerships that work collectively toward a common goal
  • Focus of the request must align with one or more strategic goals of one of the UWDC Leadership Teams or Collective Impact Initiatives (DCBHLT, DCHLT, DCWSLT, or ECC)
 2019 Impact Grants are not yet available. Please check back for updates.



Apply For Barrier's Fund 

 This application is only for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that utilizes the Denton County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

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