The United Way of Central Arkansas is opening the second annual mini grant program. This pool of mini grant funds from United Way of Central Arkansas greatly benefits agencies experiencing need outside of the regular grant making cycle. This process engages agencies on an introductory basis and provides a way to work with the UWCA. This year, the UWCA mini grant program will make awards of up to $1,000 per year to a non-profit organization located in Faulkner, Van Buren or Perry County based upon the submission of a simple one page application.

Applicants must be engaged in the work of Health and Safety, Education and/or Financial Stability. The agencies proposed grant should outline measurable goals and objectives and include an evaluation plan. The agency must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, or start-up organizations with evidence of having initiated the process of filing for a 501(c)3 determination from the IRS. All grant recipients will need to file a written report to the UWCA after 12 months.

The United Way of Central Arkansas Mini-Grant Program will open on October 4, 2018. All grant reviews will be made by staff of UWCA with approval by the United Way of Central Arkansas Board Executive Committee within 30 days of grant deadline. The Mini-Grant Program will close on October 30, 2017. Funding for the Mini Grant Program shall be made available by setting aside $5,000 in campaign funds. Funds unused at the end of the year shall be allocated among current partner agencies.

For any questions, please reach out to The United Way of Central Arkansas at 501.327.5087 or

To apply for the grant, please go to our website at