Each year, the United Way Youth Board accepts applications for grant awards to local groups that have created projects having a positive impact on youth (up to age 19). All applications are peer-reviewed by members of the Youth Board, United Way's group of high school students seeking to increase equity, philanthropy and leadership in San Luis Obispo County youth, and improve programs to better serve the community.
Strong projects allow the youth group planning the project to gain knowledge and skills. It will primarily benefit youth in the community, not just the project planners, and should be both creative and realistic. UWSLOC will fund:
Examples of strong programs and projects: