Impact Partners

United Way awards grants to vetted local programs and organizations that impact our whole community, or a whole population within our community, while focusing on building resilience and decreasing childhood trauma. Our Community Impact Partners are organizations that apply through a competitive RFP (request for proposals) process for funds to support programs in three specific areas: basic needs, which make up our community’s safety net, prevention and development, which strengthen our community, and transformational initiatives that create social change by addressing childhood trauma or Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and build resilience. By focusing on trauma, United Way addresses education, income, and health by addressing a root cause that affects all of these impact areas. 

United Way Building Blocks - EIH


COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION - Resilience-Building Initiatives

Friends of the Children
Mosaic Medical


COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING - Prevention & Development Programs

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery
Healthy Beginnings
Heart of Oregon Corps
Latino Community Association of Central Oregon
Boys & Girls Club of Bend
Family Resource Center of Central Oregon
Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Camp Fire of Central Oregon


COMMUNITY SAFETY NET - Basic Needs Programs

KIDS Center Child Abuse Intervention Center
Cascade Youth & Family Center (J Bar J Youth Services)
Saving Grace
CASA of Central Oregon
Bethlehem Inn
Council on Aging of Central Oregon (Meals on Wheels)
Grandma's House of Central Oregon 
FISH Food Pantry