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United Way Opens 2023-2024 Grant Application 

United Way’s annual Community Investment process is open to Kankakee and Iroquois County  serving nonprofit organizations. 

Kankakee, Ill. - United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties’ 2022-2023 Community  Investment Fund grant application is now open. These funds are made available to 501c(3) non profit organizations that provide services in Kankakee and/or Iroquois Counties and directed  towards programs that effectively improve the health, education, and/or financial stability of our  neighbors. 

Grants Process & Impact 

Eligible community programs are invited to apply. Interested organizations must submit a Letter  of Intent by 11:59 PM CDT on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Potential applicants should  review the grant guidelines and access application materials on United Way’s website: 

Thousands of generous community members and local businesses have contributed to United  Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties’ Community Investment Fund. Yet, demand for  nonprofit services and rising costs of operation have outpaced local philanthropy and  community donations. As a result, this grant funding opportunity is highly competitive.  

In 2022-2023, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties’ Community Investment Fund  provided financial support for 36 local programs including mental health services, emergency  food assistance, financial literacy classes, and more. View a list of 2022-2023 funded programs  at: 

Volunteers Needed 

United Way is currently seeking Kankakee and Iroquois county residents to serve as  Community Investment Volunteers. These volunteers get a first-hand look at the programs  applying for funding and help determine funding recommendations for the next fiscal cycle.  Read more about this important role and fill out a volunteer interest form at: 

Questions about the Community Investment grants process or regarding volunteering? Please  email 


About United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties 

For 80 years, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties has mobilized caring people to  invest in communities where resources are needed most. United Way brings direct service  providers, business and philanthropic communities, and local institutions together to tackle  some of the biggest issues affecting our region. United Way is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization,  governed by a local volunteer board of directors. For more information, visit

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