Whether a currently funded United Way program, seeking funding for the first time or receiving donor designated funds, this is the place for you. We depend on strong partnerships with many agencies across Northwest Arkansas to make our community a better place for us all.

Our bold goal:

to provide every child in Northwest Arkansas a pathway out of poverty!

How can we help?

As a local nonprofit, you are a critical partner in our work to create lasting community change. The tools you’ll find here will help make it easier.

Check back often for new items and to check for upcoming trainings, forums and other events.

Educational Resources

Community Meetings and Workshops:

UWNWA Strategic Plan:

Co-marketing and branding materials:

Arkansas 2-1-1:

Grants & Requests for Proposals

Please see “Funding Opportunities” tab on the left.

Poverty Education Tools

Need Volunteers?

United Way can help your organization find the help you need! Check out the resources below for recruiting leadership, program or project volunteers.

coming soon!..


The next application cycle (ACT II Cohort) is available to small and medium-sized nonprofits, defined as organizations between $200,000 and $3 million in operating income, excluding in-kind donations and extraordinary income. Up to 10 organizations will be selected to participate through a competitive application process.

Information Sessions are available for those that are interested in learning more about ACTNWA and the application process. The sessions will be held August 1st and 7th with morning (9:00-10:30am) and afternoon (3:00-4:30pm) options. To register for an information session, click REGISTRATION FORM.


An Application Packet provides program details and an application template. To download the packet, click APPLICATION PACKET


To apply for the program, click APPLY NOW

The deadline to apply for the ACT II Cohort is Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. noon CDT. For questions regarding the ACTNWA program or application process, please email or contact Melody Timinsky at 479-303-4427.  To learn more about ACTNWA, visit


Children Living in Poverty (CLIP)

The next funding cycle for the United Way of Northwest Arkansas’ Children Living in Poverty Initiative will be announced in early January 2019. Please check back for updates.


Questions about the funding process? Contact Melody Timinsky ( or Ana Phakhin (


 Contact the community impact team at