Community Investment Grants

Thank you for all you do. Your passion and hard work are making a real difference in the lives of Southeastern Idahoans. 

It is important to be mindful of how our donors' and investors' dollars are invested. Investments should be targeted where they will have the most impact. To that end, United Way of Southeastern Idaho's investments in our community must match our Impact Areas:

  • Cradle to Career Opportunity Gaps
  • Reducing Food Insecurity
  • Increasing Housing Stability
  • Increasing Access to Mental Health/Primary Healthcare for the Uninsured/Underinsured



Our funded partners should be working to show, using data, how their individual programs and services are improving a population-level outcome. For example, a program that is  distributing food to children could readily tie their program outcomes to population-level  outcomes in the following way:


"Our program served 300 children this year. We know that 16.7% of children in Idaho are food insecure. Therefore, our program is directly contributing to improving this population-level outcome."


United Way of Southeastern Idaho is working to move the needle on our communities'  biggest needs through focusing on how program outcomes lead to population-level outcomes. 


Eligible applicants must be a human service 501(c)(3) organization for at least 2 years.  Funding requests must be at least $1000 and must not exceed $30,000. If a program has a funding request that exceeds $30,000 it must be cleared by UWSEI staff prior to submitting the funding request. 


We expect our funded partners to be able to speak to how their program is addressing one of our stated community impact goals:





2021 - 2022 Community Investment Process Timeline

  • First Week of January 2024     Letter of Intent Opens
  • Third Week of January 2024   Application Opens 


Register/sign in to begin the Letter of Intent


Other Resources:

2020 Case Statement


Download UWSEI Community Investments Strategy

New Applicant Guide

e-CImpact User Handbook

Idaho ALICE Report

Results Based Accountability Framework




Process funded by:


Idaho State University Credit Union