One of the services we at United Way of Central Oregon (UWCO) provide is to facilitate the allocation of resources throughout our community, directing resources to where they will impact those who need it most, ensuring our community members are cared for.

This year, we are helping with the deployment of $78,400 that Deschutes County has made available to support agencies providing emergency food, shelter, and clothing services in Deschutes County. Our partnership with Deschutes County enables us to be responsive to our community’s immediate needs.

UWCO is now accepting applications from local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, faith-based, and governmental agencies in Deschutes County wishing to receive funding for these services. All organizations providing these essential services to individuals in Deschutes County are eligible to apply for a grant.

The application is now CLOSED.



Any applicant funded by this program must certify that it:

  • Is a nonprofit with a voluntary board and an FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number).  
  • Has an accounting system or fiscal agent approved by the Local Board. 
  • Has a checking account (note that cash payments, including petty cash, are not eligible).  
  • Has a valid email address for program communication and electronic signature processes. 
  • Has demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food, shelter, and/or clothing programs. 
  • Has the staff and capacity to take on the added responsibility of increased capacity resulting from EFSG funding.   
  • Is currently providing the emergency food, shelter, and/or clothing services in Deschutes County for which the agency is seeking funding and proposes to use funds to supplement or expand existing programs and services (i.e. is not intending to start a new program with this funding).    
  • Does not charge any client a fee for services funded by EFSG.   
  • Practices nondiscrimination (those agencies with a religious affiliation wishing to participate in the program must not refuse services to an applicant based on religion or require attendance at religious services as a condition of assistance, nor will such groups engage in any religious proselytizing in any program receiving EFSP funds). 
  • Will expend monies only on eligible costs. 
  • Will retain required reports and documentation and provide, as requested, to the EFSP. 
  • Pays vendors directly within 90 days of service. 
  • Will spend all funds and within 12 months of receiving the award. 
  • Will provide required reports and documentation, as requested.  
  • Will not use EFSG funding for any lobbying activities. 
  • Has not received an adverse or no opinion audit. 

For more information or questions about the applications, contact: Diana Fischetti, Regional Executive Director, UWCO at