United Way Grant Management
United Way of Alamance County has studied the risk factors, root causes, and priority needs of Alamance County. Proposals will be considered that address a focus area (Education, Income, Health) and align with our intended outcomes. Proposals should take a multi-generational approach to building a resilient community by addressing a root cause (poverty, gaps in public education, limited access to healthcare, disparities and inequities, toxic stress).
Funds available to allocate will be based on our annual campaign donations to our Community Fund.
Grant funding takes place from July 1-June 30 each year. Applications are submitted via our online software and applicants are strongly encouraged to attend our grant workshop(s) each winter.
An overview of the process is listed below:
- Grant Workshops take place late January.
- For the 2019-2020 application period workshops will be offered on January 30th 2019 from 2-4pm and January 31st 2019 from 9-11am at United Way.
- Application materials will become available at this time.
- Interested applicants should select one session to attend.
- Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited to one person per agency.
- Please email email@example.com to sign up.
- Letters of Intent are due in late February.
- Grant Applications are due in late March.
- Presentations take place in mid April.
- Mid-Year reports are always due February 15th (assigned 30 days in advance).
- Year-End reports are due always due August 15th (assigned 30 days in advance).
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 request or staff have changed.
Eligibility criterion are outlined below:
- 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 evidenced 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 using 2-1-1, Volunteer Alamance, and Community Council.
- 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.
- Applicants will be required to show a 30% match (cash or in-kind).
*Each year United Way of Alamance County grants out approximately $600,000 dollars from the Community Fund through a competitive application process.
**Grants typically range from $12,000 – 60,000 per year (paid monthly by electronic transfer). Grant funds cannot be used for religious activities. Grant funds may be used for a wide range of expenses such as: programming, staffing, agency overhead, supplies, training, and client assistance.
***Starting with the 2019-2020 cycle, funded partners (in good standing) may have the opportunity to renew long-term projects for up to three years.
If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact April Durr, Director of Community Impact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMPLE APPLICATION MATERIALS/ATTACHMENTS
UW Grant Financial Report Spreadsheet (2018-2019 revised budget using amount awarded to track mid-year and year-end financials)