541-773-5339, 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford OR 97504 office@unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org

Strategic Impact Partner Grants


Current Two Year Funding Cycle: July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019

Applications released January 2, 2019 for coming two year cycle, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.

DUE DATE MARCH 5, 2019 – electronic copy by midnight of due date to
AND one hard copy mailed postmarked no later than midnight March 5, 2019 or hand delivered by 4:30 pm on March 5  to 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford Oregon 97504
Call or Email Jan Sanderson Taylor with questions, 541-773-5339 jan@unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org

Download instructions, fillable application and fillable logic model for 2019-2021 current cycle.

Instructions (Adobe PDF)    Application (fillable Adobe PDF)    Logic Model (fillable Adobe PDF)

Grant Awards 2017-19

Grant Awards 2016-17 PDF


Qualified applicants with accepted applications will:

  • Receive Agency Self-Evaluation – to complete and return electronically by March 29, 2019
  • Receive site Visit information

Note: Site Visits take place between April 8 and April 26, 2019.

Note: Funding decisions finalized May 2019 for the first year of funding and May 2021 for the second year (no additional application required for the second year).


Awarded Grants

  • Return signed Grant Agreement by July 1, 2019
  • Reporting is required, using forms United Way will provide, for the first 9 months of each year of the cycle with an update of the 9 month reports as final reporting due in July of each year of the cycle.


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.  Panelists will ask questions as part of  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.