United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is on a mission to end poverty and expand opportunity for all.

Poverty-fighting nonprofit organizations and their leaders are crucial to our ability to design and assemble solutions that have a significant impact on poverty in the communities we serve.

For instance, in the past three years, nonprofit partners have contributed valuable knowledge and perspective to the research, design, implementation, and evaluation of several United Way leadership initiatives such as the Digital Navigator Network, Emergency Savings Match Pilot, and The Promise’s Record Clearing & Expungement Clinics.

That’s why today we are proud to launch our next grant opportunity!

The Partnership Grant Program is designed to further the high trust relationships, productive knowledge sharing, and diverse perspectives that our team shares with our nonprofit partners. We are confident this new grant program will lead to bold and impactful solutions to address poverty in the communities we serve.

Serving as one of United Way’s primary tools for sustaining close ties to our communities, the Partnership Grant Program will learn from organizations and leaders in key focus areas: Early Learning, Career Pathways, Financial Empowerment, and Community Resiliency.

The Partnership Grant Program seeks to support poverty-fighting organizations that are not only knowledgeable about their fields and communities, but also interested in contributing to United Way’s understanding of the issues impacting our neighbors and working together to generate ideas for informed and collaborative solutions.

The program provides unrestricted grants of $50,000 per year for two years. In this grant cycle, between 80 and 100 organizations will be selected in June 2023 for the FY24-FY25 grant cycle. We aim to identify a slate of diverse organizations across fields of practice, geographies served, demographics of people served, size and age of organizations, and leadership diversity.


Application Opens: January 30, 2023
Applicant Questions Due: February 15, 2023
FAQs Available on Website: February 17, 2023
Application Closes: March 3, 2023
Application Review Process: March-May 2023
Award Notification: June 2023

For a full list of eligibility and to apply, visit here.

We are thrilled to launch our next grant opportunity and look forward to forging bold and impactful solutions together to address poverty and expand opportunity for all. Read more from United Way.