Nonprofit Funding Opportunities

United Way of the Brazos Valley is proud to support local organizations who serve our community. There are various opportunities available to take part in our grant process.

Please contact Peggi Goss, Vice President Community Impact, for more information at 979-696-4483 x. 113 or at   

Community Impact Grants - Approx. $7,000 -  $45,000 Annually

United Way of the Brazos Valley funds and supports organizations in the Brazos Valley focused on Health, Education and Financial Stability. Community Impact Grant application information is updated on our website regularly. The application process begins with a Letter of Intent to determine the programs that best align with the mission and work of United Way of the Brazos Valley. The next Letter of Intent process will begin in October 2020. The full application will become available to the agencies who are selected through the Letter of Intent process based on mission alignment.

United Way of the Brazos Valley is not accepting applications for Community Impact Grants at this time.

State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC)

United Way of the Brazos Valley is the Local Campaign Manager for the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC). The application process becomes available via the United Way of the Brazos Valley website in the 1st quarter each year. Approvals and denials for charities to participate are determined by April each year. The State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) is held the following fall and quarterly payments begin in the 1st/2nd quarter of the following calendar year.

The Local Employee Committee of the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) is not accepting applications for the local federations and local unaffiliated organizations for the Brazos Valley SECC Campaign. Click below for more information.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)

United Way of the Brazos Valley is the Local Board Chair for the Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP). The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to funded counties are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. EFSP was created in 1983 to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related [i.e., fires of any kind, floods, tornadoes, etc.] emergencies). Therefore, EFSP funds are not to be used to provide economic assistance for circumstances that are the immediate result of a disaster situation. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

The Local Board is not accepting applicatios for EFSP funding at this time. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on October 4, 2019. Click below for more information.

Community Builder Grants - Up to $1,000 

Applications and awards are granted each year. The application becomes available via the United Way of the Brazos Valley website in the 1st quarter every year. These grant applications are part of United Way of the Brazos Valley's Youth Leadership Cabinet. Agencies selected for funding are announced in May.

The Youth Leadership Cabinet is not accepting applications for Community Builder Grants. Click below for more information.