Strategic Investments

United Way of the Mohawk Valley is committed to investing in programs that result in positive impacts through collaborative, high-quality partnerships with local agencies. United Way supports strategic investments that positively impact health, education, or financial stability. Non-profit 501c3, a government agency, or faith-based organization are able to apply for funding bi-annually through our Strategic Investment process.
United Way of the Mohawk Valley's Strategic Investment application is closed. The next funding application process will open in 2023. 
To be added to the list to receive Strategic Investment application notifications please contact Betty-Joan Beaudry at

Roots and Shoots: A new way for United Way + local agency partnership

We are announcing two tracks for a funding period from September 2021 to June 2023. This new process will create the bandwidth to advance an even more significant community impact with our funded partners. 


'Roots' applications provide stable program funding for programs with an established record of performance that do not foresee the need to innovate collaboratively with United Way MV over the next funding cycle period.


'Shoots' applicants are a small group of grantee partners who are committed to working with United Way MV to identify a shared bold goal. Those applicant agencies are interested in innovating collaboratively with United Way MV around a specific goal. Greater community outcomes are achieved by reducing not-for-profit silos, embracing shared goals, and increasing meaningful dialogue between funder and programs.

In addition to funding, one or more of United Way MV’s assets would also be leveraged (ie. our role as a community convener, our comfort with employing technology solutions, leveraging a United Way MV initiative such as 211 or the Volunteers United platform.)

Questions? Contact Betty-Joan Beaudry at