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Nonprofit Hub

United Way partners are trusted organizations that come together to enhance

HEALTH, EDUCATION and ECONOMIC MOBILITY. 

They have demonstrated effective service delivery with defined outcomes and measures of success.

We believe that strong and vibrant nonprofits contribute to a thriving region. The Nonprofit Toolkit is here to help United Way supported partners, as well as those seeking additional funding opportunities and resources.

CRISIS SUPPORT: HUMAN SERVICES SUPPORT HUB

While our community is working through the challenges of COVID-19, there is a place for you to connect, collaborate, and request support from United Way and your colleagues in the nonprofit sector. Click here to learn about and join the Human Services Support Hub for COVID-19.

 

PARTNER RESOURCE CENTER

Thank you for partnering with United Way to serve our community. Please click the link below to find the United Way partner logo and materials, reporting information, story submission and more. 
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

United Way aims to meet the immediate needs in our community today, while preparing for and addressing the evolving challenges our community will face tomorrow. Our focus remains on impact, alignment and accountability in all that we do to serve the Greater Rochester region.

United Way invests in multi-year grant partnerships with 53 program partners while also providing dynamic line of support that is nimble and responsive to immediate and emerging community needs.

IMPACT GRANTS

We invest in local, effective, results-oriented programs that focus on improving Health, Education and Economic Mobility over a three-year period. 
 

INNOVATION GRANTS

We are commited to supporting immediate and emerging community needs with short-term grant funding that focuses on strategic partnerships, social innovation, neighborhood support, synergy and crisis reponse.

VOLUNTEER, FUNDRAISING & CAPACITY BUILDING RESOURCES

United Way provides a variety of volunteer connections, fundriaising opportunities and capacity building resources to local nonprofits. Check out the resources below. 

VOLUNTEER UNITED

Connect and match dedicated volunteers and corporate groups with local nonprofits that need an extra hand, or are seeking support for specific projects and volunteer opportunities.

DAY OF CARING 

Be a part of the region’s largest annual day of service in May, with more than 5,000 people from 150 local companies volunteering at 200+ nonprofit project sites to garden, paint, clean, read to kids, and more.

charitySTRONG BOARD MATCHING

Strong, effective board service leads to strong, effective nonprofits. charitySTRONG is a board training and matching service for local leaders to connect with opportunities to share their time and talents with organizations seeking robust volunteer leadership.

ROC THE DAY

A 24-hour community online giving extravaganza that adds an extra boost to the bottom line of hundreds of local nonprofits. Registration is open each October and ROC the Day happens on #GivingTuesday. 

CAPACITY BUILDING

Training, technology assistance, research and best practice information is available to support operations in the nonprofit sector. We are exited to partner around training opportunities so that together we can learn about issues that may affect day-to-day service delivery. 

COMMUNITY GRANT WRITING

We can help identify, facilitate, secure and administer grant funding for groups of organizations. 
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COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

In addition to supporting a strong network of partners to meet community needs, United Way believes in forming partnerships among public and private organizations to find solutions for local challenges. Each year, millions of dollars are invested into these programs and initiatives to help build a stronger, greater Rochester. 
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DONOR OPTIONS APPLICATIONS

United Way provides a valuable philanthropic service to hundreds of health and human service programs in the Greater Rochester region by collecting, processing and transfering donations on their behalf through our donor designation programs.
 

Applications for Donor Choice partners are accepted annually and the next application period for new partners will begin on July 1, 2021. Applications will need to be submitted by August 31, 2021 for consideration. Check back regularly for more information about the application and required documents.

Click here to see a full list of United Way donor choice agencies.