United Way of Washington County Funds $367,830 through Community Impact Grants

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 19, 2019) – United Way of Washington County, Maryland has extended funding offers totaling $367,830 to thirteen 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 20 Community Impact Grant Recipients - collaborations are listed below:

Out of School Time Collaborative
Early Childhood Advisory Committee
Breaking Barriers Making Connections
Outstanding Education Achievement Award
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Healthy Smiles in Motion
Healthy Futures Collaborative
Financial Education Program of Washington County
Micah’s Backpack
REACH Cold Weather Shelter
Reach Crisis Intervention Program
Your Home Your Future
Finally Food Secure



The nonprofits who make up the thirteen collaboratives include:
Boys & Girls Club
Girls Inc
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Together With Families
Washington Co. Public Schools Education Foundation
United Way of Washington County, MD
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Family Healthcare of Hagerstown
Reach of Washington County
Washington County Community Action Council
Lasting Change / W House
HHA / Hagerstown Revitalization Corp.
Horizon Goodwill
Interfaith Service Coalition
Hagerstown Area Religious Council



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 2019 for the upcoming FY21. A lead agency must be identified that would be responsible for submitting collaborative financial and program reports and be responsible for the program.

A Community Impact Grant Award event is planned for Tuesday, August 20th at the Herald Mail Press Room, beginning at 8am. This is a free community event and open to the public. We encourage all to attend, especially nonprofit agencies and collaborations who are not currently funded. United Way will announce the current funded collaborations and define the community needs and goals that steer the grant funding results.  We will provide an explanation of the Community Impact model and information regarding the upcoming FY21 Community Impact grant application process.


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 x 104 or visit our website at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org. To find volunteer opportunities, please visit http://volunteer.unitedwaywashcounty.org.