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Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Counties for Programs to Address the Critical Needs of Families

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Community Investment Grant

United Way of the Florida Keys (UWFK)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #140310

Grant Description

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Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for programs to address the critical needs of families. Applicants are advised that staff must approve access to the grant portal. Funding is intended for education, food, and safety net services. Priority will be given to programs that provide direct support to residents in need. Programs should benefit residents of Collier County and/or Monroe County.

Applications will be accepted for programs addressing at least one of UWCK’s impact areas below; competitive applications will have a program that address at least one priority in the corresponding impact area.

  • Education
  • Health/Food
  • Financial Stability/Safety Net

The Program must support community members who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed (ALICE).

Grant funding can be used for stated operational, administrative, staffing, and supply expenses required to support the program.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following requirements must be met to apply for a Community Investment Grant:
- 501(c)(3) organization
- Agency must be able to provide annual audited financials, review, or compilation as applicable
- Agency must be able to provide IRS 990 or 990EZ. For organizations not required to file a 990 or 990EZ per IRS requirements, audited financials may be accepted

Funding is NOT considered for:
- Individuals
- Capital improvements (plans, building, renovation, etc.)
- Lobbying efforts designed to influence legislation
- Athletic associations or teams
- Fundraising events, testimonial events, etc.
- Advertising other than what is designed to make the public aware of available services
- Organizations with religious or membership affiliations unless the program or project is open to the entire community, without regard to religious beliefs or membership status. Additionally, faith-based organizations must separate explicitly religious activities (religious worship, instruction, proselytization, etc.) from a funded program.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- January 3, 2022 FY 2022-23 Grant Application Opens at 9:00am EST
- January 19, 2022 FY 2022-23 Grant Application Closes at 11:59pm EST
- February 4, 2022 Answers Due from Applicants, if Applicable
- Week of February 7, 2022 Site Visits
- March 17, 2022 Announce Funding Decisions to Applicants
- March 21, 2022 Send MOUs to Funded Agencies
- March 25, 2022 MOUs Completed and Returned to UWCK
- April 1, 2022 FY 2022-23 Grant Cycle Begins
- October 14, 2022 Interim Report due by 11:59pm EST
- March 31, 2023 FY 2022-23 Grant Cycle Ends
- April 14, 2023 Final Report due by 11:59pm EST

New and previously funded agencies interested in applying can request login credentials through the online grant portal by creating a new e-CImpact account. UWCK staff must approve new account requests in e-CImpact before an agency can gain access to the application, so please plan accordingly.

More information about each of the key dates can be found in the Guidelines document. See Supporting Documents, below.

Term of Contract:

The FY 2022-23 grant cycle will begin April 1, 2022 and end March 31, 2023.

Contact Information:

Apply Online:
https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=11190F

Direct questions to:
Lauren.Branson@uwcollier.org
239-261-7112 ext 211 or 305-735-1929.

Technical Questions about the e-CImpact grant portal:
- Rebecca Zehr: RZehr@KeysUnitedWay.org or 305-735-1929

United Way of Collier and the Keys
P.O. Box 2143
Key West, FL 33045

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