Sherburne County Area United Way provides funds to human service agencies and nonprofits who serve people in the Sherburne County area through our annual grant program. SCAUW is now funding nonprofit agencies that provide services for vulnerable youth in the areas of education, financial stability and health.


Definition of vulnerable youth:  Children (ages birth-21) who are at risk for physical and emotional harm

  • significant stress or crisis

  • support is limited and requires early intervention responses

  • additional intervention required to ensure their safety and well-being

  • traumatic life events

  • difficulty with peers

  • mental health issues

  • truancy

  • drug/alcohol use

  • family conflict or violence

  • isolated from the community

  • pregnant/teen parent

  • homelessness

  • sexual abuse

  • risk of not achieving positive life outcomes


The 2020-2021 grant application for Sherburne County Area United Way (SCAUW) can be found online at:


Applications are due by Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10 pm Submissions will not be accepted after 10 pm and reminders will not be made.


Please note the following requirements:


Applicants must complete the Sherburne County Area United Way (SCAUW) Grant Application Form including ALL of the following required attachments:

  • Your current IRS 990

  • Your succession plan (if not already in our file)

  • Your current budget

  • Your current board of directors

  • Your 501c3 letter (if not already in our file)

  • Additional funders

  • Your Diversity/Nondiscrimination Policy (if not already in our file)


Site visits will be made to applicants on Friday, April 17th between 9 a.m. and noon by community reviewers. Agencies unable to host a visit will be invited to make a presentation on April 17th between 9 a.m. and noon at Pullman Place in Elk River.  (After your application has been submitted and reviewed, we will confirm times and locations.) Supporting folders and pamphlets can be given to the reviewers at site visits, including a recent publication from your organization which acknowledges your receipt of funding by SCAUW (if applicable).


Grant reports for this application will be due by September 3, 2021. The report can be accessed here. If you need any assistance in the application process, please contact our office, 763.633.5886 or email Joy at




Sherburne County Area United Way is proud to be a part of The Volunteer Bridge, an alliance of volunteer leaders serving Sherburne County. Volunteer Bridge is designed for those who are responsible for recruiting and supporting volunteers, and provides members with a variety of resources.

Please consider the following membership benefits of The Volunteer Bridge:

  • Network with leaders/managers of volunteers in the Sherburne County area.

  • Meet potential new volunteers at the annual The Volunteer Bridge Volunteer Expo.

  • Participate in National Volunteer Week activities.

  • Publicize your agency around the county in The Volunteer Bridge brochure and traveling information display. 

  • Get your volunteer opportunities/openings in area newspapers and on the internet.

  • Receive information and support to manage volunteers.

  • Become acquainted with community resources, especially those related to volunteerism.

  • Grow professionally as a volunteer manager and service provider.

  • Attend member trainings on volunteer management topics and learn of other trainings available.

The Volunteer Bridge meets five (5) times per year to plan trainings and community events. The biennial dues (two year membership) are $60.


We hope you decide to become a member and continue to strengthen the force of volunteerism in the community! Contact The Volunteer Bridge today:

The Volunteer Bridge

Heather Brooks
763.635.4505 or 877.560.7787   413 Proctor Ave, Elk River, MN 55330

Sherburne County Area United Way
PO Box 36
18334 Joplin St. NW
Elk River, MN 55330

Phone: (763) 633-5886
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