United Way of Washington County Funds $360,956 through Community Impact Grants


Contact: Allison Dillow
Director of Marketing & Engagement
United Way of Washington County, MD
301.739.8200 x 104


United Way of Washington County Funds $360,956 through Community Impact Grants

 HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 27, 2020) – United Way of Washington County, Maryland has extended funding offers totaling $360,956 to eleven separate collaborations comprised of sixteen local, high performing Washington County nonprofits. The funded collaborations provide programs and services aligned with United Way’s four strategic focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs.
Community Impact grants are how United Way of Washington County invests local dollars in Washington County to address specific community-centered issues. Funding decisions are made through a competitive application process. The entire process is led by community volunteers. The intent of Community Impact grants is to identify and respond to local priority needs, as determined by multiple community needs assessments. Grant Recipients help to improve community conditions across the entire Washington County area.

Fiscal Year 21 Community Impact Grant Recipients - collaborations are listed below:

Breaking Barriers Making Connections
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Financial Education Partnership of Washington County
Healthy Futures Collaborative
Bringing Dental Care to our Community
Micah’s Backpack
Out of School Time Collaborative
Outstanding Education Achievement
Reach Cold Weather Shelter
Reach Crisis Intervention Program
Meals on Wheels

The nonprofits who make up the eleven collaboratives include: 


Boys & Girls Club
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Family Healthcare of Hagerstown
Girls Inc.
Hagerstown Area Religious Coalition
Horizon Goodwill Industries
Interfaith Services Coalition
Lasting Change / W House
OnTrack Washington County
Reach of Washington County
St. John’s Shelter
United Way of Washington County, MD
Washington County Commission on Aging
Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation
Washington County Family Center

United Way encourages all local health and human service agencies who are a 501(c)(3) and who feature programs developed in collaboration with other organizations, to apply for Community Impact Grants during the open application period. This period will begin October 2020 for the upcoming FY22. A lead agency must be identified that would be responsible for submitting collaborative financial and program reports and be responsible for the program.


United Way of Washington County, MD inspires collaborations to impact community improvement. United Way is located at 83 West Washington Street, Suite 101 in Hagerstown, MD.  For more information or to make a donation please call 301-739-8200 or visit our website at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org. To find volunteer opportunities please visit http://volunteer.unitedwaywashcounty.org/.