Funding Opportunities

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United Way is working to identify additional ways we can support you, our incredible nonprofit community, in the upcoming year and beyond. Our team, committee, and Board of Trustees is currently revisiting our Community Investments model- the various ways we support the community to determine how we can improve partnerships and support, to include, but not limited to, our proposed UWPC Nonprofit Center and other outreach opportunities. We do none of this work alone and we fully recognize that the adjustments we make affect the entire community. We want to work with you to help envision how we can better leverage supports and ensure resources are available and needs are met. LIVE UNITED is much more than a worldwide credo, it is the drive in which we return to because together we can truly accomplish great things.

This survey was designed to help provide a quick snapshot of needs which accompanies numerous conversations and observations over many years, a piece to the picture to make a collective impact for the greater good. 

Community Investment Grant Opportunities

United Way of Pueblo County (UWPC) announces the availability of three open grant opportunities for Pueblo County nonprofit organizations. Local nonprofits are encouraged to apply for funds within UWPC’s four service priority areas: Economic Mobility and Opportunity, Youth Success, Crisis Intervention, and Nonprofit Capacity Development.


Community Investment Grant

  • Grant funds available to any nonprofit in Pueblo County meeting a critical community need not currently funded by United Way. Any nonprofit agency with a 501(c)3 IRS designation may apply.
  • Qualifying programs address a pressing, unmet need that can demonstrate a significant, measurable impact in one of United Way’s four service priority areas: Economic Mobility and Opportunity, Youth Success, Crisis Intervention, or Nonprofit Capacity Development. Range: up to $25,000.  Application deadline is Sunday, March 17 by 11:59pm.

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El Pomar Foundation Community Problem Solving (CPS) Grant

  • Focuses on funding direct service for basic needs: food, shelter, utilities, etc. for the homeless and indigent. Range: $1,000 - $10,000. Grant applications can be found below. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 17, at 11:59 p.m.

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Emergency Food & Shelter Program - Phase 41 

The Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program has announced Pueblo County has been chosen to receive $74,289 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. United Way of Pueblo County will administer funds on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security - Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 41 to local organizations providing services in Pueblo County. Individuals in need of assistance may not apply directly for funds.  Application deadline is Saturday, March 2 by 11:59pm.

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Funding for Veteran Serving Organizations

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Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Pueblo County is proud to announce a special grant focused on veteran-serving organizations. This funding opportunity is open to any 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide specific programs/services to veterans living in Pueblo County. Based on applications received, up to four grants will be awarded. A total of $10,000 is available for this grant opportunity ($2,500 - $10,000).

Grant Opens: Friday, November 11, 2023
Grant Closes: Friday, December 15, 2023 at 5pm (no late applications will be accepted)
Grant Award Announcement: January 15, 2024


Additional Resources for Nonprofits

The Colorado Nonprofit Association provides a wealth of knowledge for nonprofits throughout the state of Colorado. Visit for more information.