Partner Agencies

Our Agency Partners


Health * Education * Financial Stability



Criteria to Become a Partner Agency

  • Agency must have non-profit status as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Agency must offer a program that addresses a clearly demonstrated community need in reference to at least one of three areas of United Way focus of health, education, or financial stability.
  • Agency must provide needs or services to residents of at least one of the following zip codes: 77611, 77614, 77626, 77630, 77631, 77632, 77639, 77662, 77670.
  • Agency services must be available to citizens of the community without regard to race, religion, national origin, or political creed.
  • Agency must maintain an active local governing board of adequate size, background, and diversity to represent the community, serving without compensation, holding regular, documented meetings (at least quarterly) and demonstrating effective administrative control.  Minutes are to be available to United Way of Orange County upon request.
  • Agency must be in existence for a minimum of three years.  Agency must have annual audit or compiled financial statements for those three years completed by a Certified Public Accountant acceptable to the United Way. This requirement must be repeated for each subsequent funding request. Agencies must also submit their most current IRS Form 990.


Letter of Intent

Purpose of LOI

  • To communicate interest in becoming/remaining a Partner Agency for United Way of Orange County. 
  • The LOI MUST be submitted online no later than February 4, 2020 to be eligible to apply for 2021 grant funding.
  • Submission of the LOI does NOT guarantee funding from United Way of Orange County.

Click the link above to see additional details, and then submit the LOI if your agency believes it would qualify.


2020 Grant Process Timeline for 2021 Funding

January 10th                Letter of Intent (LOI) available online for interested agencies

February 4th                Deadline to submit LOI

February 6th                Invitations to apply sent to agencies

March 30th                  Applications due by 3:00 p.m.

March - April               Agency Site Visits

April                            Agency Grant Request Presentations

May                             Agency Allocations Announced to Partner Agencies

2021                            Agency quarterly reports due

2021                            Agency grants paid quarterly