Community Impact Funding Cycle

The United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike is preparing to re-open their 2-year funding cycle to all qualifying 501-c3’s within Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.

To Qualify:

  • Programs/Organizations must be a 501-c3 health and human organization.
  • Must have organizational budgets of $400,000 or more.
  • Program must fall within (1) of (3) identified United Way Priority Areas:
    • Economic Mobility: stabilizing families and individuals during time of crisis and empowering them with skills and knowledge in order to build long-term financial resilience.
    • Education: providing youth and families with access to quality learning experiences that empower them to achieve personal success.
    • Health: providing families and individuals the opportunity to achieve physical and mental health by empowering them with skills development and intervention systems.
  • Applications are due by September 5th, 2023.


“The United Way is more adaptable to the needs of the community, not just the issues that exist at this time, but for the needs that will one day exist in the future,” noted Dr. Patricia Dunleavy, Volunteer Chair Community Impact for the United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike.

For organizations interested in applying for funding they must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to William Craven, Manager, Community Impact Funds,  If they qualify, the organization will then apply with the Request for Proposal (RFP).

William Craven, Manager of Community Impact Funds

570.347.1267 x226



     Peg Kopko, Vice President, Community Impact




For more information on the 2024-2025 funding cycle, please contact Will Craven,, 570.343.1267 x226