Foundation / Corporation
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
03/06/15 4:00 PM
Grants of up to $80,000 to Oregon non-profit organizations for collaborative initiatives to address community needs throughout Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties. Information sessions will be held on December 12, as well as January 9, 16 and 23. Priority areas include education, financial stability and health.
Proposed Collaborative Programs must be an integrative partnership of three or more financially distinct partner agencies with a collective objective to solve a specific social problem within one or more of the three United Way focus areas. Each partner agency must contribute staff time, services, or financial resources to the implementation of the project, beyond time spent at project meetings.
Collaborative grants must demonstrate the Collective Impact framework by identifying the partner organization’s roles and responsibilities by using the five conditions of Collective Impact: Common Agenda, Shared Measurement, Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Continuous Communication, and Backbone Support.
Examples of Collaborative Impact:
1) A Health Initiative that has multiple partners that are working together to reduce obesity within a particular region with high poverty. Partners might include local clinics, hospitals, local schools, after school programs, local churches, the health department, and neighborhoods working together through a variety of strategies to increase success and measurable outcomes. Partners agree that each will promote healthy choices, including fruit and vegetable consumption, elimination of sugar sweetened beverages, and regular physical activity with their staff and the people they serve.
They agree on a common message, and each partner reports quarterly on the process measures/program indicators developed to track impact of the project. One of the partners agrees to act as the backbone organization, scheduling project meetings, keeping minutes, staffing the development of the common message and reporting on the progress made by partners.
2) A youth literacy initiative that has multiple partners working together to improve reading levels. Partners include UW partner agencies, schools, after school programs, local reading tutors organizations, public libraries, local business and neighborhood organizations. The new partnership agrees on a target population and a set of strategies to increase reading skills and measurable outcomes based on school assessments.
The group agrees on a set of process measures and program indicators to demonstrate impact. Partners meet regularly and one provides staff that convenes the meetings, take minutes and collect progress reports from each of the partners to describe progress in meeting the program target measures.
GrantWatch ID#: 149973
Up to $80,000 total, and $40,000 per year.
Grants are issued for two years, and are re-certified annually based on performance and compliance with the requirements of the funding agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Arturo Vargas, Community Engagement & Impact Director
(503) 363-1651 ext. 311
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
455 Bliler Ave NE
Salem, OR 97301
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