UWLS GRANT CYCLE:
- Grant cycle runs from January to December.
- No longer has a separate summer grant cycle.
Our 6-Step Grant Process
The 2019 Annual Partners’ Meeting is mandatory for non-profit organizations wishing to apply for program funding.
- WHEN: Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 4pm
- WHERE: TBD
Non-profit organizations applying for program funding must submit a Letter of Intent via the e-CImpact Agency website.
Letter of Intent should include the following:
- Name of the Program
- Amount of money requested
- Brief description of the program
- Explanation of how the program complies with the UWLS 2019 Funding Priorities and Guidelines (PDF)
Grant applications are by invitation only. Once the staff of UWLS has determined that an organization’s program fits our Strategic Funding Priorities, the organization will receive an invitation to submit a grant application into the e-CImpact Agency website.
UWLS grants range between $5,000 to as high as $30,000. The average funded program is between $5,000 to $25,000. Also, UWLS grants will only fund a program up to 75% of the total cost of the program. The grant may fund direct program salaries up to 50%; however, UWLS will not fund benefits, taxes, overhead, or building expenses.
WARNING: Applications accepted September 3 - September 30 and online application platform closes promptly at 5 pm on September 30. UWLS will not accept hand-delivered, paper applications.
- e-CImpact Agency Site Manual (PDF)
- To view an example Grant Application, please login to our test account in the e-CImpact Agency website using the following:
- User Name: TestAgencyUWLS
- Password: pwd123
Does the program fit one of United Way’s pillars–Education, Health, or Financial Stability?
Does the program help accomplish United Way’s strategic goals?
Does the budget of the program make sense, or is the cost-per-person ratio too high?
Did the organization contribute to United Way’s campaign last year, and is their goal this year appropriate?
Does the organization have the capacity to deliver the outcomes of their program?
Does your program serve the ALICE population?
The committee may email the organization to ask clarifying questions about the application. The organization should submit answers as quickly as possible to ensure the committee has accurate information to make a decision. The committ will score the application to rank them in order of consideration. The Board of Directors budgets the amount of money to award for grants. The committee then spreads the budget, beginning with the highest scoring agency until the budget is depleted. The committee submits their reccomendations to the Board of Directors for final approval.
- April 7, 2019 at 5pm
- July 7, 2019 at 5pm
- October 7, 2019 at 5pm
- January 7, 2019 at 5pm
- Apr 18, 2019 at 4pm
- Jul 18, 2019 at 4pm
- Oct 17, 2019 at 4pm