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United Way Financial stability investment Process


Our Vision is to provide individuals and families with education, skills and support that lead to a more financially stable life. The work of the Financial Stability team is to eliminate barriers for those that are in the A-L-I-C-E population. ALICE stands for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed. This population is living paycheck to paycheck, one emergency away from finding themselves in poverty.

United Way Financial Stability invests in programs that focus on achieving and maintaining stability and move people out of the ALICE population and away from the pressure of a paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. Three priority focus areas are, but are not limited to:

  • Family Stability Services – Examples: Child Care, Transportation Opportunities and Tax Prep
  • Housing Stability Services – Examples: checkbook Services, Budgeting, Landlord Relation Services, Improvement Services, Tax Prep
  • Training & Employment Programming – Examples: Placement Services, Education Programming and Extended Training Services



United Way awards grants to organizations that support the Vision for our community. 

Applicants must maintain status as a 501(c)3 tax exempt, not-for-profit organization and/or a governmental/educational entity or have a fiscal host that falls under this category.

Download the full list of application questions here prior to completing the application process below:  Application Questions


Full grant applications due: 
February 24, 2022.



For further information contact Alexis Lutgen or at 320-229-3515.