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Venture and Special Assistance Grant

Grants to Broome County, New York Nonprofits
for Education, Income and Health Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Broome County

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Deadline Date:

03/24/16 3:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to Broome County, New York nonprofits for programs in the areas of education, income and health. A grant workshop will be held February 11, and the deadline for questions is February 19. Pilot or demonstration programs are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply.

Programs must be in the areas of quality early child care, chemical dependency prevention, youth mental health, physical fitness and wellness, health access, and service access for seniors. Programs addressing other areas will be considered based on justification of community and financial need.

Types of grants available:

1. A Venture Grant provides funding to support program-related costs, both personnel and non-personnel costs, associated with start-up of a new program or the enhancement/expansion of an existing program.

2. A Special Assistance Grant provides funding to support a one-time, exclusively non-personnel cost, associated with the start-up of a new program or the enhancement/expansion of an existing program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141098

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,500 - $25,000

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must be an incorporated, not-for-profit, health and human service agency with IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) status providing services in Broome County. Both United Way partner agencies and non-partner community agencies are eligible.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational session will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the United Way located at 101 S. Jensen Road, Vestal, NY 13850. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting.

United Way staff will provide a brief overview of the 2010 – 2012 Community Investment Strategy Report and discuss how the plan will impact funding decisions for the 2016 - 2017 Venture and Special Assistance Grants.

United Way staff will also review and answer any questions about the format of the Venture and Special Assistance Grant Application. This time will also be used to assist applicants in identifying potential collaborators and beginning to develop a program plan using a logic model.

Please RSVP by Tuesday February 9th by contacting Cherry Carley (see info section below).

Pre-Application Information:

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Questions regarding the 2016 – 2017 Venture and Special Assistance Grants will be accepted up until Friday, February 19, 2016. Responses to questions will be posted on the United Way’s website on Wednesday February 23, 2016.

Contact Information:

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

Cherry Carley
(607) 240-2017

United Way of Broome County
101 S Jensen Rd
Vestal, NY 13850

Grant Coverage Areas:

Broome County

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