We are looking for great programs to support.


The United Way of Bay County is committed to creating lasting change and impact with measurable improvements for eligible residents in Bay County. As a leader, collaborator and partner for change, our vision is to create a thriving community where adults and children have access to education, financial stability and good health, which are the building blocks to self-sufficiency and high quality of life.

We create better opportunities for all people by helping build stronger communities. We do this by bringing people together around a shared agenda and working on solutions to problems that no one organization can solve alone.


United Way of Bay County seeks funding partnerships with non-profit organizations and agencies that address the most pressing issues identified by the people of Bay County through partnerships and programs. How will you impact our community?


Building an educated workforce.

Increase reading proficiency rates for Bay County students with an emphasis on 3rd grade reading to exceed the State of Michigan national ranking.

Income Stability

Instilling long-term self-sufficiency.

Increase access to resources providing assistance for employment skills and basic needs. Ultimately, increasing the percentage of Bay County residents living above the 250% poverty level toward long term self sufficiency.


Improving health & safety for families.

Reduce instances of domestic violence, and substance use; increase access to mental health services.


  • Serve Bay County residents
  • Provide proof of 501 (c )3 status
  • Align with one of the UWBC Impact Initiatives within the respective Impact Area
  • Be able to produce measurable impact and outcomes in the lives of program participants


The application consists of an overview of the programs logic model, required organization governance, financial information and must identify which of UWBC’s Community Impact Areas the program addresses and how the program intends to create measurable impact in a UWBC’s 2020 Impact Initiative. Please note: our current funding cycle is June 2020 through June 2022 and is closed. Our next funding cycle will open in 2022 for 2022 through 2024.