2023 Community Impact Grant Opportunities

Middlesex United Way Guiding Principles


By cultivating leadership and partnerships, bringing resources together, and investing in our community, Middlesex United Way acts as a catalyst to achieve measurable, positive impact in education, health, housing financial stability, and racial equity.


All those who reside in Middlesex County live in a healthy, vibrant, inclusive, and thriving community.

All sectors of our county are invested in and working in partnership to improve the quality of life for all.

All those who reside in Middlesex County are aware of and able to access supports related to education, health, housing, financial stability, and racial equity & inclusion.


Collaboration: We view our role in our community as a convener and catalyst for cooperation and collaboration towards shared goals.

Compassion: We care deeply about the lives of the people in our region. 

Informed: We seek out information and evidence to support our decision-making efforts, both strategic and tactical.

Transparency: We are accountable and transparent in all that we do.  

Inclusivity: We are inspired by and inclusive of our community’s diversity.

Integrity: We are committed to ethical principles that demonstrate honesty, trustworthiness, and reliability.

Stewardship: We are stewards of the support provided to us and ensure responsible, sound fiscal decision-making.  


The Middlesex United Way, Inc. is fully committed to creating and maintaining an organizational environment which enables all people to perform to their potential by actively valuing different backgrounds and perspectives, fostering teamwork and collaboration among a heterogeneous community, and maximizing contributions to the Middlesex United Way by using the skills, talents, and resources of all members of our community.


Middlesex County, Connecticut: Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.


Education, Youth Development, Wellness, Housing, Financial Stability, and Racial Equity & Inclusion.


  • Electronic packet that includes grant criteria, key dates, staff contacts have been sent to eligible parties.
  • Application in Microsoft Word format must be emailed to Will.Kenny@middlesexunitedway.org  – you’ll receive a confirmation email upon receipt.
  • Qualified applicants will have a Zoom interview with staff and volunteers.

Applicants may request a review of their draft application. To request a review and meeting, applicants must submit drafted applications before 5:00 PM on March 9, 2023. Review meetings will be scheduled no sooner than one week after submission, but not after March 16. These reviews and meetings will be scheduled as time and capacity of staff and volunteers allow. All meetings will be held via Zoom. We suggest submitting drafts as soon as possible.


Applications and all requisite materials were due by March 30, 2023 and are no longer being accepted. If you have any questions, please email Will Kenny, Community Impact Director: WILL.KENNY@MIDDLESEXUNITEDWAY.ORG