Grant Opportunities

Welcome to the Brown County United Way Community Investment page. Brown County United Way accepts grant applications in the following investment areas during varying grant cycles. For full details related to our community investment processes and eligibilities, please review the Brown County United Way Community Investment Standard and Practices. (PDF, 130 KB)

Applicants will be required to use Brown County United Way’s online grant management system. This is a secure, protected site that holds all documentation for agencies, volunteers, and United Way staff. Through e-CImpact, organizations submit applications and provide reports and accountability documents. Community volunteers who participate on Brown County United Way’s review teams also have electronic access to organization and program information to assist in their decision-making.

Current and New BCUW Grant Partners:
Click the logo below to sign in and access the eCImpact online grant management system. If you are a new user you can create a new account from the same page.

System of Care Grants

The first step in creating a better community for all is ensuring individuals feel empowered, supported, and have access to the programs and people that can help them reach their goals. Our System of Care grants are focused on the pillars of education, financial well-being, community connection, and health to create a path to success in our community. Helping individuals reach their goals of stability and personal success through our System of Care grant funding, we focus on the one in three households in Brown County that are either in the ALICE or poverty population.

For more information about System of Care Grants, please contact Holly Ladwig.

Neighborhood Partnership Grants


We believe Place Matters! We believe vibrant, safe, and healthy neighborhoods are built on the strengths of all who live, work, and play within them. Our vision is to help ensure that all neighborhood residents have strong community support systems that provide economic growth, social connectedness, and self-advocacy opportunities.

For more information about Neighborhood Partership Grants, please contact Jill Sobieck.

Character Playbook Grants

Character Playbook is a program supported by Brown County United Way, Green Bay Packers and Everfi (the digital tech developer). This program teaches students, teachers, and districts real world skills about healthy relationships, conflict resolution and managing emotions.

For more information about Character Playbook Grants, please contact Jill Sobieck.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Grants

In 2023 Brown County United Way began working in partnership with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation to meet the diverse needs of our whole community by investing $50,000 and supporting the Capacity Building Grants Program of the Nonprofit Impact Initiative. Equitable efforts must be made to ensure funding will offer specific grant support to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations based in Brown County.

For more information about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Grants, please contact Holly Ladwig.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program Grants

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created in 1983 to supplement and expand the work of local service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related [i.e., fires of any kind, floods, tornadoes, etc.] emergencies). Therefore, EFSP funds are not to be used to provide emergency assistance for circumstances that are the immediate result of a disaster situation. EFSP funds may be used to provide economic assistance in the long term, even if the current circumstances may have been impacted by an earlier disaster occurrence.

For more information about Emergency Food & Shelter Program Grants, please contact Sarah Inman.