Funding & Donations

2021-2023 Funding Cycle - Important Update!

2021-2023 Community Impact Investments Cycle Timeline Change

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) has gained the necessary approvals from the Community Investment and Executive Committees to add a third year of program funding to currently funded programs. The second year of program funding begins on July 1, 2020 and the third year of funding will begin on July 1, 2021. Funding for both 7/1/2020 and 7/1/2021 is, as always, contingent on annual campaign results.

UWBEC is currently working on developing our next funding RFP, which will be released at a date still to be determined.

UWBEC determined this course of action as a result of our strategic planning process. Our next strategic plan will guide us on what changes will be made to the existing funding strategies and processes in order to bring these components into alignment with one another.


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2019-2021 Funding Cycle

Information for the 2019-2021 funding cycle is located below for your information and reference only.

  • 2019-2021 List of Funded Programs - PDF
  • 2019-2021 Program Summaries - PDF 
  • 2019-2021 RFP FAQs - PDF                                              
  • 2019 - 2021  Request for Proposal - PDF
  • 2019 - 2021 RFP Applicant Tutorial - PDF
  • Slides from the February 2018 Informational Session -  PDF 


Information for the 2017-2019 funding cycle - July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019 is located below for your information and reference only.

2021 Program Partner Agreement

This form must be completed by only those partner agencies that are funded for the 2021-2023 cycle (this does not include donor-designated contributions).  All other agencies, please use the website recertification link that will be or was provided to you.

Please click on link below to complete and submit no later than Friday, June 18, 2021:

Program Partner Recertification & Agreement


Donor Directed Contributions - General Campaign Donor Choice (DC) Program

Donors may wish to specify your nonprofit when they make their contributions to us through the General Campaign.  To learn the requirements and sign up as a new agency under the United Way Donor Choice Program, download this fillable PDF


State Campaign

We administer the NY State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA), which has a separate application and approval process.  To learn more and sign up for SEFA, contact Marilyn Wilson, Federated Campaigns Manager, 716-887-2632.  See also