Whether a currently funded United Way program, seeking funding for the first time or receiving donor designated funds, this is the place for you. We depend on strong partnerships with many agencies across Northwest Arkansas to make our community a better place for us all.

Our bold goal:

to provide every child in Northwest Arkansas a pathway out of poverty!

How can we help?

As a local nonprofit, you are a critical partner in our work to create lasting community change. The tools you’ll find here will help make it easier.

Check back often for new items and to check for upcoming trainings, forums and other events.

Educational Resources

Community Meetings and Workshops:

United Together Nonprofit Capacity Building: Life Cycles

UWNWA Strategic Plan:

Co-marketing and branding materials:

Arkansas 2-1-1:

Grants & Requests for Proposals

Please see “Funding Opportunities” tab on the left.

Poverty Education Tools

Need Volunteers?

United Way can help your organization find the help you need! Check out the resources below for recruiting leadership, program or project volunteers.

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Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) – Phase 35

Benton, Carroll and Washington counties have been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The amounts awarded by jurisdiction (county) are:


  • Benton County – $65,797
  • Carroll County – $8,133
  • Washington County – $57,591


Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying public or private voluntary agencies are urged to apply. Applications are due May 24, 2018 by 12:00 pm. To download the EFSP Phase 35 Application, click here.


If you have questions about the application process, please contact Casey Beaver at the Economic Opportunity Agency at 479-872-7479 or  12:00 PM.


Children Living in Poverty (CLIP)

The next funding cycle for the United Way of Northwest Arkansas’ Children Living in Poverty Initiative will be announced in early January 2019. Please check back for updates.


Questions about the funding process? Contact Melody Timinsky ( or Ana Phakhin (


 Contact the community impact team at