United Way of Greater St. Louis is Accepting Applications for Membership

June 29, 2012- Non-Profit Agencies Interested in Seeking United Way Membership

The United Way is pleased to announce a volunteer review process that may result in the recommendation to admit one or more new agencies to United Way membership.

Target Areas
Agencies that meet the United Way’s Quality Standards (see link below) and provide services in one of the three following target areas are invited to apply for membership:

  • Health & human services targeting women/girls located in St. Louis City and/or the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Warren, and Lincoln in one of the three sub-categories below
    • Any health & human services
    • Senior services
    • Mental Health services for the under- and uninsured
  • Youth programming located in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Health & human services located in the Illinois counties of St. Clair, Clinton, Monroe, & Randolph in one of the two sub-categories below
    • Any health & human services
    • Substance Abuse services

Informational Meetings

A series of 90-minute informational meetings will be held to discuss United Way membership requirements and the application process.  While not mandatory, attendance at one of the informational meetings is highly recommended.  RSVPs are not required.

  • July 16-  11:00 a.m. at UW, 910 N. 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101
  • July 17-  1:00 p.m. at YMCA of Southwest IL, 424 Lebanon, Belleville, IL 62220
  • July 18- 3:00 p.m. at St. Charles County Library, Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376
  • July 24-  9:00 a.m. at UW, 910 N. 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101
  • July 27-  9:30 a.m. at St. Louis County Library, Cliff Cave Branch, 5430 Telegraph Rd.  St. Louis, MO 63129
  • July 31- 3:00 p.m. at Human Support Services, 988 North Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, IL 62298


The following types of agencies and services are not eligible to receive United Way membership:

  • Services or agencies that are primarily political in nature;
  • Services or agencies whose programming is limited to members of a particular religious or racial group;
  • Agencies existing solely for the presentation of cultural or artistic achievements;
  • The provision of direct medical care or research;
  • Basic educational program services considered the mandated responsibility of the public education system;
  • Direct housing services targeted toward the physical development, construction, maintenance, or repair of housing; and,
  • Capital expenses or seed money for new programs.

Application Process


  • July- Admissions process announcement to the public
  • July- Informational meetings held for agencies about the process
  • December 14- Application Part 1 is due


  • January 16- Notification of agencies’ eligibility for second phase
    * Not all agencies will be invited to participate in second phase
  • February 22- Application Part 2 is due
  • Feb 25 – Mar 30- Committee conducts select site visits
  • April-  Recommendations presented to UW committees and Executive Committee
    * Not all agencies will be recommended for membership
  • May- Notification of agencies’ application status


  • January- First-time funding distributed to new members

Quality Standards


For More Information
Kathy Gardner [email protected]
Becky Herschbach [email protected]

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