United Way invested more than $3 million in community programs and initiatives throughout Winnebago and Ogle counties.

These programs provide valuable services ranging from mobile meals to training services for adults with disabilities; from domestic violence services to youth leadership training and more. 


We are now accepting applications for our Ogle County grants program.

If you are a nonprofit agency serving residents of Ogle County, you may be eligible to submit a grant application for funding. Applications open December 12, 2018 and close January 23, 2019.

This year our application process has moved to an online platform. To access the application and check your eligibility, please click through the following link:

Access United Way Grant Portal


We have additional resources at the bottom of the page that may be useful to you as your consider submitting an application. This includes the list of questions, our list of Strategies for the Common Good and grant policy manual.

If you have any questions about this grant program, please contact Paul Nolley with any questions.


At this time, we are not accepting grant applications for programs in Winnebago County

You may reach out to Paul Nolley, Community Impact Manager, with any questions.


Grant Application Resources

FY20 Ogle County Grant Application Questions:  Word   PDF

FY19 Community Grant Allocations 

Grant Allocation Policy and Procedure Manual

SurveyMonkey Apply - Applicant FAQ

United Way Strategies for the Common Good 

Other Resources

Grant Partners

Community Program Descriptions

Where the Money Goes... (Information Flyer)