A United Way of the Brazos Valley is proud to support local organizations who serve our community. Organizations are encouraged to apply for funding through the various grant opportunities.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)


United Way of the Brazos Valley is the Local Board Chair for the Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP). The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country and to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related [i.e., fires of any kind, floods, tornadoes, etc.] emergencies). Therefore, EFSP funds are not to be used to provide economic assistance for circumstances that are the immediate result of a disaster situation. The Local Board will determine how the funds are distributed based on the amounts funded in each county by FEMA.

The Local Board is accepting applications for programs serving Madison County. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 23, 2023.

Community Builder Grants – Up to $1,000

The Youth Leadership Cabinet extends a grant application every year. Grant are awarded up to $1,000 and must benefit the Brazos Valley in the areas of health, education and/or financial stability. The application becomes available via the United Way of the Brazos Valley website in the first quarter of every year. Agencies selected for funding are announced in early May.

The Youth Leadership Cabinet is not accepting applications at this time. The deadline to apply was April 10, 2023 at 5 pm.

Community Impact Grants

United Way’s Community Impact Grants are invested in nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services which align with United Way’s stated goals and give priority areas of health, education and financial stability. Each grant recipient provides services in one or more of the seven counties which make up the Brazos Valley: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington. United Way of the Brazos Valley is not accepting applications at this time for Community Impact Grants. The deadline to apply was February 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC)


United Way of the Brazos Valley is the current Local Campaign Manager for the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC). The Local Campaign Manager is responsible for facilitating the local charity application process, administering the campaign, accepting and distributing funds to local charities and reporting donor contributions to various agencies and other Local Campaign Managers.

The Local Employee Committee of the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) is not accepting applications for local charities as a potential beneficiary of state, higher education, or retired employee donations at this time. SECC Local charity Applications were due by 11:59 pm Friday, March 24, 2023.

For more information about United Way’s funding opportunities, contact Kat Gammon at or 979-696-4483 x. 113.

United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley.