Funding Opportunities

Trident United Way Changemaker Grants

Trident United Way Changemaker Grants mobilize resources and empower nonprofits dedicated to making a positive impact in the Tri-County community. Grants are awarded in quarterly cycles, each with a cycle-specific focus on investing in the areas of greatest impact for TUW and its partners while aligning with TUW priorities. Each quarterly cycle will award $100,000 in total grants.

2023-2024 Quarterly Grants

Q1: Capacity Building

Q2: Improving Access to Opportunity for ALICE®

Q3: Communities of Color

Q4: Economic Mobility in data driven areas of need

Trident United Way Community Engagement Grants

Community Engagement refers to the process an organization uses to engage and connect the community for the purpose of advancing their work or advancing toward a common goal. Some examples of engagement activities include episodic events (health fairs, financial education workshops, etc.), episodic outreach, volunteer engagement and trainings aligned with TUW’s areas of focus in Education, Financial Stability and Health. 

In early 2023, Trident United Way announced the re-opening of the Community Engagement Grant opportunity, with funding up to $3500 for Activities in 2023. This funding pool promoted community engagement best practices for nonprofits in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. It is intended to supplement community engagement efforts in the Tri-County area helping organizations to build capacity, strengthen partnerships and improve systems. 

Proposed activities to take place between March, 2023 and December 30, 2023.

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