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Grants to Island County, Washington Nonprofits
for Health, Education, and Financial Stability

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United Way of Island County (UWIC)

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Grants to Island County, Washington nonprofit health and human services organizations for programs in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. LOIs are due April 17. Requests will be considered for both new and existing programs. Funding will support specific programs rather than overall operations; however, for very small agencies with only one program, that agency is eligible for funding if it meets the priorities outlined below.


Education - Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential

-Priority #1 - Youth Programs / Youth Development (7-17): programs that build character, moral, fitness, accountability and leadership in youth.

-Priority #2 - Family Strengthening/Parenting: family development, adult education and parenting, birth parent serves and childcare

-Priority #3 Early Childhood Learning - Opportunities for ages 0-5 to ensure that all children who enter first grade will be ready to learn and thrive services and childcare

Income - Promoting Financial Stability and Independence:

-Priority #1 - Temporary & Permanent Housing

-Priority #2 - Skills training, education & other support systems to achieve self-sufficiency

Health - Improve People’s Health

-Priority #1 - Awareness of and access to mental health

-Priority #2 - Awareness of and access to healthcare resources (including counseling).

-Domestic Violence - Any form of violence against intimate partners, former partners, family or children and advocacy.

-Hunger - Food assistance as required

-Substance Abuse - Drug and alcohol treatment, counseling

Programs more likely to be funded will:
-Address identified priorities
-Benefit a significant number of Island County residents
-Deliver services efficiently and cost-effectively
-Encourage self-reliance
-Focus on prevention
-Does not duplicate services
-Enhance cooperation and collaboration among organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138271

Term of Contract:

Requests should be for the amount needed for one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-Agencies providing health and human service programs
-Organizations that provide services to residents of Island County
-Nonprofit organizations - 501(c)3 status that have filed a 2015 IRS Form 990 or IRS Form 990EZ.
-An annual independent CPA Audit if your revenues (from your IRS Form 990) are over $500,000 OR an independent financial review if under $499,999.

Not Funded:
-Political campaigns
-Sectarian programs (United Way will fund a program of a religious organization as long as the program doesn’t include religious content and is open to all)
-Loan payments or deficit spending
-Services normally supported by tax dollars
-Capital campaigns for buildings, etc.; however, grants may fund program-related equipment

Pre-Application Information:

Complete the attached Letter of Intent Application Form and submit by 3:00 PM April 17, 2017.

The UWIC Community Investment Teams will review these letters and invite eligible agencies to submit full applications.


-April 4, 2017: Publicize opportunity to submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding.

-April 17, 2017 : Letters of Intent due

-April 2017: Community Investment Team Chairs review Letter of Intent and invites Agencies to submit full application

-April 18, 2017: Board of Directors approve agencies that will be invited to submit full grant applications.

-April 19, 2017: Grant applications sent to agencies to agencies that are approved to apply. Rejection letters to agencies that do not meet the criteria for funding.

-May 1, 2017: Press release for volunteers to serve as community investment members.

-May 19, 2017: Grant applications due from approved agencies.

-May 19, 2017: Deadline for recruitment of community investment team members.

-Late May 2017: Training for community investment team members.

-June - July 2017: Agency site visits and grant presentations.

-July 2017: Board Members Set Campaign Goal

-February 2018: Grant funding requests finalized after campaign.

Contact Information:

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

Cathy Niiro, Executive Director
P: (360) 675-1778
F: (360) 675-5157

United Way of Island County
350 SE Pioneer Way, Suite 101
P.O. Box 798
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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USA: Washington: Island County

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