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The United Way of Whiteside County 2024 grant application process is now open.

Grants will be awarded from the annual donations from the community. Each year, volunteers oversee the distribution of funds via grants to local organizations working to create a stronger Whiteside County.

Eligible partner agencies are invited to apply for funding. The deadline for organizations to submit a letter of intent to apply is 12:00pm Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Potential applicants may review the guidelines and access the application materials at

United Way is also seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Community Allocation Panel to help review funding requests and determine how funds are distributed to local programs. If interested please reach out to Keri Olson at 815-625-7973 or