United Way of Marathon County has established a Bold Goal to lift 10,000 community members to financial stability by 2033. As such, our funding priorities will focus on accomplishing that goal. As always, grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. Applications will be evaluated by a dedicated group of United Way volunteers otherwise known as our Investment Team. Final grant decisions will be made by the United Way Board of Directors.

If you have any questions please reach out to Ben Lee, Director of Community Impact at

The RFP is closed for the season. Click here to see who we are funding for the 2024-2025 cycle.

Click to access the online portal.

Click to learn more about, or apply, for Instant Impact Grants.

Click to learn more about The Stability and Well-Being Matrix 


March 1, 2023- the RFP opened
April 12, 2023, Applications were due.
May – June 2023: Applications reviewed by Investment Team, which may include follow-up questions for programs and/or site visits.
August 2023: Funding decisions presented to United Way Board of Directors.
January 2024: Funding begins. Partner Agency Agreement must be signed and submitted before monthly allocations begin. 

Click below for helpful information. 

Budget Template 

Click here for Common Q & A

Community Connect  Click here to view the presentation on December 6, 2022, at NTC.