Community Impact Grant

Every two years, United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States opens a fully competitive grant process. This page provides prospective nonprofit applicants with the information to determine if they qualify and wish to apply for United Way of Dubuque Area Tri States (UWDATS) funding. The 2024-2026 Community Impact Investment Process was our most recent. The next competative grant cycle will open in January 2026.

It is the goal of UWDATS to fund the strongest proposals based on established evaluation criteria with heavy emphasis on documented program performance. Top priority areas for UWDATS is poverty prevention and/or reduction in the areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as community collaboration. 

For questions or more information, contact the UWDATS Director of Community Building and Impact, Paula Paider Licht via email at   

Community Impact Investment Process Information 
Grant information and resources: 

e-CImpact Grant site used to complete an application. 

Grant Guidelines Everything you need to know about the 2024-2026 grant process including Key Dates and FAQs.

Community Investment Plan This contains a list of community priorities, outputs, and outcomes. 

Service Area UWDATS 10 county service area.

Grant Information Sessions Two virtual sessions will be held via Teams. Links within the document.

Grant Information Session PowerPoint

Scoring Rubric: Tool used by grant reviewers to help score grants.

Weekly Q & A: UWDATS will accept grant questions in writing. Questions will be answered in writing in aggregate each Friday (with the last post date of February 23, 2024) so that all have access to the same information. Names of organization asking will not be disclosed.