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Partnership Grant Program

The Partnership Grant application is now closed. Organizations will be announced in June 2023.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is on a mission to end poverty and expand opportunities for all. With our partners, we create bold solutions that break the cycle of poverty.

United Way’s Partnership Grant Program is one of our primary tools for sustaining close ties to the communities we serve and learning from organizations and leaders in our priority focus areas.

Early Learning  

Partners help ensure academic success, with services including early childhood education, out-of-school-time programs, literacy programs, career preparation, student resilience, and advocacy for equitable education and access.   

Career Pathways  

Partners support economic mobility through career readiness, adult education, workforce development, industry partnerships, and entrepreneurship services.   

Financial Empowerment  

Partners help people experiencing poverty increase their income, decrease debt, increase short-term savings and access to asset building, such as homeownership, through services including financial counseling, tax preparation, benefits enrollment, and matched savings programs.   

Community Resiliency  

Partners build more resilient communities by helping to meet residents’ basic needs, including food distribution, violence prevention, healthcare access, digital inclusion, rent/mortgage/utility assistance, legal aid, and referrals to social services.

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United Way’s Partnership Grant Program provides unrestricted grants of $50,000 per year for two years. Organizations will be selected in June 2023 for the FY24-FY25 grant cycle.

Key Dates

✔ Application Opens: January 30, 2023

✔ Applicant Questions Due: February 15, 2023

✔ FAQs Posted Online: February 17, 2023

Application Closes: March 3, 2023

Application Review Process: March through May 2023

Award Notification: June 2023


Now Open: The Promise Community Challenge

The Promise, powered by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, is a city-wide movement dedicated to lifting Philadelphians out of poverty. 

The Promise is excited to release its next Community Challenge focused on record sealing and employment access.

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The Promise seeks local organizations for the second phase of the Jobs and Opportunity Community Challenge. Grants will be made in the range of $30,000-$60,000 to up to 15 Community partners and in the range of $200,000-$400,000 to up to 4 Legal Services partners.

Key Dates

✔ February 1, 2023: Collaboration proposals launched

March 31, 2023: Proposals due end of day

May 2023: Awards announced

July 2023 through June 2024: Grant period

nonprofit partners

Every year, we partner with nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, helping them deliver invaluable services to people most in need.

More than just funding, we work to strengthen the nonprofit sector by offering a range of support and technical assistance so they can drive lasting results.

We work side by side so that our partners have the resources and tools they need to succeed. If they falter, we’re there to help. If they need guidance, we’re there to fuel their success. We’re committed to working together to share key learnings and positively impact the lives of our neighbors. 

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