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Grants to Local New York Non-Profits for Education, Income, and Health Initiatives


Geographic Focus

USA: New York

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Community Impact Fund

United Way of Westchester and Putnam

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #138156

Grant Description

Grants to New York non-profit organizations that are working to address the most important needs of individuals and families living in Westchester and Putnam Counties. These grants are specifically intended to support innovative and effective initiatives within the three broad focus areas of: education, income, and health.

Applicants will be asked to select a specific type of Initiative they wish to implement from the following list:

1. Education
- SmartStart: Provide comprehensive support including advocacy, mentoring, and/or afterschool enrichment activities for students and families in Kindergarten through elementary school in “at risk communities”. This initiative may include coordinated, collaborative programs between schools and community-based organizations. This strategy will address narrowing the achievement gaps that currently exist in Westchester County only.

- Thrive By Five: Increase education to parents regarding the importance of early learning and provide parents with support to better prepare their children for school. Educational activities can begin as early as the onset of pregnancy and with a continuum of care and support for both children through age five and their parents. Programs in this area are for Westchester County only.

2. Income
- Teach Me To Fish…Work Skills for Life: This program area provides recruitment, training (job readiness), and placement for diversified groups of workers who have difficulty finding employment. This will incorporate financial education. Programs in this area are for Westchester County only.

- Homeward Bound: Increase opportunities for affordable housing by educating and advocating. Programs in this area are for Westchester County only.

3. Health
- Step Up 2 Health: Increase the number of people of all ages who are healthy by improving, awareness, nutrition, exercise, and social well-being. Programs in this area are for Westchester and Putnam.

- Voices for Positive Choices: Increase the number of people who avoid risky behavior, including drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and unsafe driving. There is a focus on youth, but it is not exclusive to youth. Programs in this area are for Westchester and Putnam.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All organizations requesting funding for 2014-2015 must have 501(c)3 status.

Additional Geographic Information:

Westchester and Putnam Counties

Pre-Application Information:

Download the letter of intent instructions from the attached files section below.

The LOI form must be submitted for the program for which you are applying in electronic form (with signatures) to Susan Schefflein, Senior Vice President Community Impact, United Way of Westchester and Putnam, at

Agencies, whose programs fit UWWP’s eligibility requirements, will be asked to submit an expanded application in mid-January 2014.

Additional Funding Information:

Contact Information:

United Way of Westchester and Putnam
336 Central Park Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606-1500
Fax: 914-949-6438

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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