About United Way’s Grant Making Process

United Way of Mesa County has one funding cycle beginning in October of each year. The first step in the process is this eligibility determination. Organizations found eligible will be invited to apply for program funding. Program Funding applications are due in December.

In February, a diverse group of community volunteers are trained to evaluate programs for efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. These Allocation Panels review funding applications and make site visits to each program in February and March. Funding recommendations are made to the United Way Board of Directors for approval. Programs are notified of funding decisions in May. Payment of grants is made quarterly beginning July 1.

For more information, or to see if your Mesa County 501(c)3 is eligible, contact our Manager of Community Funding & Events, Lindy Hodges. If your organization is currently funded, you still must contact Lindy.


Phone: 970-243-5364
Fax: 970-242-6719
422 White Ave, Suite 337
Grand Junction, Colorado

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