About United Way Funding

United Way of Crookston provides grant opportunities that support the Strategic Impact Plans for three primary focus areas. Our portfolio includes close to 22 partner agencies.


  • Nurturing Children and Youth
  • Financial Stability and Independence
  • Building Healthy Communities



  • Does your agency currently have 501 (c) (3) status?
  • Does your agency provide social services within the United Way of Crookston service area (Crookston, Fisher, Euclid, Fertile, Beltrami, Mentor, Climax, Red Lake Falls, Thief River Falls, St. Hillaire and Goodridge)?
  • Do you currently have one or more secured sources of funding for the program?
  • Has your agency been providing services for two or more years?
  • Can your agency produce the following four result factors: program accountability (and fiscal responsibility), demonstrate lasting change in people’s lives, efficiently and effectively run programs, and programs that are responsive to the changing community needs.

Current Funding Opportunity


As of Spring 2015, United Way of Crookston has a new system for applying for funding and completing required reporting. Please look at the matrix below to decide which application will best represent your request. 


United Way of Crookston Grant Application Form


($3,000 or less)


($3,001 or more)

Site visit required- Executive Director and/or Board Member X X
Grant amount dependent upon annual campaign results X X
Simpler application and year-end report X  
More thorough application and year-end report   X

*All organizations seeking United Way funding must meet the General Funding Criteria. 


Send original completed application electronically via email. Original application with supporting documents and four (4) copies (application only) must be mailed or dropped off. Completed and typed applications with attachments must be received at the United Way of Crookston office no later than 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 

Submit the following with your application

  • Application for Funding- Short Form or Long Form (signature required).
  • Submit a list of the current board of directors of the applicant organization.
  • Financial statement and a copy of the most recent IRS 990 tax return. You may use an audited financial statement for the previous fiscal year.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. – Application deadline

February 27, 2017 – Grant Hearing Appointment reminder e-mail

March 12, 13, & 15, 2018 – Grant hearings, United Way office, 510 County Rd. 71.


For questions about the application, contact Lori A. Wagner, Executive Director at 218-281-1715 or by e-mail at lori@unitedwayofcrookston.org.


Send application and materials to:

Becky Cymbaluk, Administrative Assistant

United Way of Crookston, Inc.

P.O. Box 218 - 510 County Rd. 71

Crookston, MN 56716

Email: becky@unitedwayofcrookston.org


 For grant application forms click here.