Strategic Impact Partner Grants


Current Two Year Funding Cycle: July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019
Applications released January 6, 2017, due March 7, 2017. For next two year cycle, 2019-2021, applications will be released in January 2019.
Applicants provide one original, signed, certified, and unbound application and one electronic PDF copy.
FOR DUE DATE MARCH 2019 – electronic copy by midnight of due date to
AND one hard copy mailed postmarked no later than March 2019 deadline or hand delivered by 4:30 pm on March deadline to
60 Hawthorne Street, Medford Oregon 97504
Call or Email Jan Sanderson Taylor with questions, 541-773-5339



Download instructions, fillable application and fillable logic model for 2017-2019 current cycle. New materials will be provided in January of 2019.



Instructions    Application     Logic Model     Logic Model Open Column Version



Grant Awards 2016-17 PDF



Qualified applicants with accepted applications



  • Receive Agency Self-Evaluation – complete and return electronically by March 31, 2019
  • Receive site Visit instructions


Note: Site Visits take place the second week of April trhough the first week of May 2017.

  • Note: Funding decisions finalized May 25, 2017 for the first year of funding and May 24, 2018 for the second year (no additional application required for the second year).


Awarded Grants



  • Return signed Grant Agreements by June 30 of 2019 and 2021



Impact Areas



Accepted applications will demonstrate program contribution to reaching United Way of Jackson County’s community impact goals:



Education – increase high school completion



Income – family stabilization and independence



Health – maximize people’s wellness



Transportation – remove barriers to getting to work, to school, to needed appointments







Our Belief




At its core, United Way of Jackson County believes people are connected and interdependent.  When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We all win when a child forms healthy attachments through a loving family, when they succeed in school, graduate and make a successful transition to adult responsibilities. We all win when families are financially stable, when people have good health, and when people are engaged and connected. We all win when people have transportation to pursue education, access medical services and work. Through our role as convener, facilitator and advocate, our goal is to create long lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of problems. This belief forms the foundation for our strategies for education, income, health and transportation.



Required Minimum Standards



For an agency to be eligible for affiliation with United Way of Jackson County, it must meet all the criteria below.  The agency must remain in compliance with the criteria at all times.  All agency affiliations are subject to approval by the United Way of Jackson County board of directors



    1. Be a 501(c) (3) organization or other tax exempt organization.
    2. Be governed by a board of directors or an independent governing body.
    3. Have tax exempt status in effect for two years prior to application to United Way.
    4. Have a paid executive director or the demonstrated capacity for evaluation of continuity, responsibility and accountability.
    5. Be primarily involved in providing programs that are education, personal financial stability, health or transportation related that directly serve Jackson County, OR and surrounding areas residents’ and employers’.
    6. Maintain policies and practices for the protection and safety of vulnerable populations (children, people with disabilities and seniors) served by funded program.
    7. Maintain a nondiscrimination policy or plan that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation or status as a person with disabilities.



United Way Site Visit




As part of the United Way allocations process, a volunteer panel will visit each program applicant during the month of April.  This cycle we will be depending on our panelists to ask lots of questions as part of their due diligence. A majority of you visit should be devoted to panelist questions.





Responsibility and Accountability



United Way Funded Partners are held responsible for following the agreements in contracts and reporting progress toward outcomes and goals from the logic models used in funding applications.





Use of United Way brand mark as a demonstration of the United Way partnership is encouraged.