Community Investment Priority Area Screening Application


Through Tri-County United Way, community partner agencies tackle tough challenges and work with private, public, and non-profit partners to boost: education, financial stability, and health as noted below. To be considered for ‘Tri-County United Way’s Community Investment Fund,’ organizations must adhere to a multi-step process.


  • The applying partner agency must serve Tri-County United Way’s ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population (those who are above the federal poverty level, but below a sustainable wage).
  • Applying entities must hold a 501-C3 legal status within the Northern Saratoga, Washington, and/or Warren Counties.
  • The applying partner agency must also comply with relevant legal, federal, state, and local operational and reporting requirements (such as government-approved accounting practices, annual audits, 990 tax forms, and nondiscrimination policies).
  • The program for which funding is sought must serve individuals in one or more of the Tri-County United Way’s community impact focus areas: mental health and youth and senior programs serving the residents of Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties, New York.
  • Funds shall not be used for capital investment projects and must be applied to programming only.
  • Businesses are not eligible to apply.
  • Funding is not to exceed $10,000 per agency in the areas of education, financial stability or health targeting priority populations of youth up to the age of 24, seniors and those dealing with mental health concerns from Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties.
  • PLEASE NOTESubmission of a complete pre-request for priority area screening application does not guarantee funding. 
  • Once screened and approved, an agency would then need to complete a full Request For Proposal with up to five new agencies being selected in 2024.