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. Applications are submitted via our online software and applicants are strongly encouraged to attend our grant workshop(s) in the summer.
An overview of the process is listed below:
- Workshop dates will be posted on the Community Council blog in late spring
- Letters of intent will be due end of July 2020
- Grant applications will be due end of August 2020
- Site visits to agencies will be in September/October 2020
- Agencies will be notified of Funding in December 2020
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.
- 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 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 email@example.com or 336-560-2548.