United Way Grant Management
United Way of Alamance County is working on a new Strategic Plan that calls for promoting collective impact work and using common ways to measure impact and accomplishments. We will continue to fund in the priority areas of Education, Health and Financial Stability where opportunities for substantial improvement continue to exist.
After much thought and work of the board, United Way will be moving to a calendar year funding cycle. This change will give United Way the opportunity to have a more accurate amount of available funding from the most recent fundraising campaign. Grantees will be given more direction for the appropriate amounts they should apply for as well as allow partner agencies to budget more accurately.
Grant funding will now take place from January 1-December 31 each year. We are currently working on a timeline for the 2021 application process.
All new agencies must meet with staff prior to beginning an application. Returning applicants are encouraged to talk with staff before re-applying, especially if funding requests or staff have changed.
- Local public agencies, 501c3 nonprofit organizations, and government authorities may submit one application by the deadline.
- Previous grantees must be in good standing in order to reapply, i.e. timely and complete reporting.
- Applicants should have documentation confirming a valid solicitation license from the NC Secretary of State (or exemption from holding this required license) as well as audited financials from a CPA firm.
- Programs should be based on data and serve Alamance County residents through evidence-based programming, with at least one year of solid results using an evaluation component.
- Proposals may be in the planning and/or implementation stage. The nonprofit must be established for a least one year.
- Preference is given to agencies that:
- Demonstrate use of 2-1-1, Community Council, and adding volunteer opportunities to the website page.
- Collaborate or take a collective impact approach with other initiatives and nonprofits.
- Take an inclusive approach using a racial equity lens.
- Include those that are directly affected by the problem being addressed.
If you have questions, please contact Sally Gordon, Community Impact Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-560-2548.