Northwoods United Way, serving Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties, is beginning the agency review process for the 2020 funding cycle. 

Northwoods United Way helps fund agencies that provide programming within one of its impact areas, which include providing basic needs and self-sufficiency; promoting health, healing and crisis intervention; and strengthening children, youth and families. 

Funds are allocated in the most efficient manner to human care agencies that meet the following criteria:

• Agency offers a human care service.

• Agency is open and non­exclusive for membership.

• Agency demonstrates a need within the community.

• Agency can show the quality of service, impact in the community and numbers served.

• Service is not duplicated by another agency within the same service area.

• The agency is government, tribal or a registered 501(c)(3) with the IRS.

The deadline for application is Friday, April 12. Any programs or agencies interested in finding out more about funding criteria, or in completing an application are encouraged to contact Executive Director Nancy Sattler at (715) 202-3344 or

Northwoods United Way Inc. is a locally directed organization, working to improve lives by mobilizing community resources and strategically investing in human service programs.