The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County builds a stronger community by meeting the most important human care needs of our children, families, adults, and neighborhoods. We involve, organize, and motivate individuals and community organizations to identify needs and create positive change. United Way and its partners develop the resources needed to support these efforts, and use them effectively to achieve measurable results.
413 North Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone 716 483-1561
Fax 716 483-3524
Since it was founded in 1920, United Way has evolved from simply a fundraising organization to become a true community builder. United Way now takes an active role in developing programs that enhance the quality of life throughout Southern Chautauqua County. By acting as a partner with health and human service agencies, schools, government, and the faith community, your United Way works year round, connecting people to programs, and programs to other programs, in order to change and improve lives.
Application Deadlines: Currently in a two-year funding cycle. Not accepting applications at this time.
Application Process: Submit online application. Site visits will be scheduled.
Primary Funding Focus: Programs that align with the following Strategic Objectives will be considered for funding.
a) Increase the number of families with the necessary life skills to be self-sufficient.
b) Increase the ready workforce by addressing the soft and hard skill gaps among young people and adults.
c) Improve academic success by working directly with youth from cradle to career.
d) Improve the health and independence of vulnerable populations.
Fiscal Year/Total Grants: 2016-18 / $1,000,000
Range of Grant Award: $2,500 – $135,000
Geographic Area: Southern Chautauqua County – specific zip codes available by contacting United Way directly
Eligibility: A registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides programming that aligns with the Strategic Objectives listed in the Primary Funding Focus above.