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2015-2017 Community Impact Grant - Basic Needs Grants

Grants to Oregon Non-Profits to Address Immediate
Human Needs in Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley

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Deadline Date:

02/06/15 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $30,000 to Oregon non-profit organizations serving Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties to address the immediate human needs of food, shelter, health and safety. Pre-application meetings will be held on December 12, as well as January 9, 16, 23 and 20. The goal of this program is to help people get back on their feet and on the road to self-sufficiency.

Funding will be directed to agencies that are at the frontlines of helping local families and individuals (below 250% Federal Poverty Level) meet these basic needs:

-Shelter: Emergency housing and homelessness prevention, including day centers.

-Emergency medical services: Access to medications, mental health crisis, emergency medical, dental, and behavioral health/substance abuse.

-Safety: Primarily domestic violence and child abuse intervention, family reintegration, and crisis centers.

-Emergency food: Hunger relief and nutrition.

-Access to Basic Needs: Emergency utility and rental assistance to prevent evictions (one-time assistance programs), transportation, referrals, clothes and advocacy.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149974

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Grants are issued for two years, and are re-certified annually based on performance and compliance with the requirements of the funding agreement.


Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants may RSVP at to attend the following meetings:

December 12, 2014 - Basic Needs grant application information meeting: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at United Way’s office in Salem.

January 9, 16 & 23, 2015 - Basic Needs Grant technical support, small groups, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at United Way’s office in Salem.

January 20, 2015 - Collective Impact Webinar and round table discussion, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at United Way’s office in Salem.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply online here:

Grant recipients are notified June 1 – 6, 2015.

On June 12, 2015 a meeting for all Grantee’s Executive Directors (fiscal Agencies only) will be held at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at United Way’s office in Salem.

Contact Information:

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

Arturo Vargas, Community Impact Director

United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
455 Bliler Ave NE
Salem, OR 97301

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