Applications for funding are accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered as funding permits.

  • Applicants must be a non-profit organization that is located or provides services within UWMM service area.
  • Applications must be completed online (form below)
  • Determination will be made, and applicant will be notified within 30 days of receipt of application.

Applications are reviewed and processed by a committee made up of the Board Chair, President & CEO, staff and community members. Determination on how funds are allocated is based on greatest need and what will make the biggest impact on the community.

  • Funds granted must be utilized within one year of funding payout; unspent funds will be returned to UWMM and back into the Community First Fund
  • Funds granted must be used for programs within our service area
  • For distributions over $500, a final report must be submitted within 30 days of the completion of the project, or within 1 year of application for ongoing programs

The Board of Directors will be given a quarterly summary of the Community First Fund, that will include number of applications, review of funding granted, and review of program reports.

Community First Fund Application

Community First Fund Application

What community need is your program/project addressing? *