The application window for Women United funding is currently closed. We anticipate announcing more information regarding the 2021-2022 grant cycle on March 1st, 2021.

The grant objective will focus on improving women's education in Lancaster County. Please see the eligibility criteria below regarding last year's grant application process. Funding available subject to change.



The mission of Women United is “To invest in the betterment of Lancaster County women” through the vision “Achieve impactful change in the health, education, and financial stability of Lancaster County women.”

Each year, the grant will rotate through the 3 aspects of Women United’s focus areas, starting last year with promoting financial stability through further education and increased financial empowerment of Lancaster County women.


The objective of the 2020-21 grant is to better the lives of Lancaster County women by promoting women’s health initiatives. The grant period will start July 1, 2020 and end June 30, 2021.



Eligibility for funding will be determined based on the assessment of the following:

1) Services must be located in Lancaster County and benefit Lancaster County women over the age of 18;

2) Services must align with grant objective (listed above);

3) Organizations or Lead fiscal agents meet the following requirements:

a. Current 501(c)3 designation from IRS

b. Registered with the PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations unless otherwise exempt

c. IRS Form 990

d. W-9 Form

e. Annual audit or financial review by an independent CPA within last 12 months

f. Abide by a non-discrimination policy

g. Comply with United Way’s Patriot Act policy


Funds Available

Up to $80,000 available, with grants ranging from $20,000 (minimum) to $40,000 (maximum). 


Deadline: * Application Deadline has been extended to FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020 BY 12:00pm EST in response to challenges created by coronavirus (COVID-19) *


Questions? Please contact WomenUnited@UWLanc.org or (717) 824-8127.


For additional grant information details please click here:  Grant Information Sheet


Application Documents:

Grant Application Form (Download and Save before filling out form)

Budget Worksheet

Patriot Act Policy


ALL DOCUMENTS: Grant Application Form, Budget Worksheet, Eligibility Documents (3a-3g above) must be submitted by email to WomenUnited@UWLanc.org before 12:00 pm on Friday May 15, 2020!