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Creating Community Change (C3) Grants

Grants to Central Massachusetts Non-Profits
to Help Disadvantaged Children Succeed

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Central Massachusetts

Conf. Date:

12/19/14

Deadline Date:

02/04/15 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants typically ranging from $24,000 to $44,000 to central Massachusetts non-profit organizations to help children and youth succeed in spite of poverty, societal injustices and missed opportunities for engagement. Applicants may wish to attend the January 5 grant application system workshop.

Goals of this program are to ensure that all children succeed, to improve the community, and provide community safety net services. Programs may fall in the areas of education, health and family stability.

1) Education
-Early childhood development
-Youth development

2) Health
-Healthy eating
-Physical activity and wellness

3) Family stability
-Workforce development
-Family support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150080

Estimated Size of Grant:

The current grant range is broad: $15,000 to $540,000 and the typical grant award range is approximately $24,000 to $44,000.

Term of Contract:

These are two-year grants with funding beginning on October 1, 2015 and ending on September 30, 2017. The second year of funding for C 3 grants will be contingent upon United Way campaign receipts and successful implementation of programming on the part of the funded agency.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Geographic Area: The proposed program must have a physical location within the United Way service area and provide services to individuals residing within one or more of the cities/towns listed. The organizational applicant may have an address outside of the United Way service area.

The following communities are included in the United Way service area: Auburn, Barre, Brookfield, Boylston, Douglas, East, Brookfield, East, Douglas, Grafton, Holden, Hubbardston, Leicester, Millbury, New, Braintree, Northbridge, Northborough, North Brookfield, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Spencer, Sterling, Shrewsbury, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, West, Boylston, West, Brookfield, and Worcester.

Organizations must meet the following requirements:

-Has been in existence for a minimum of three years.

-Has an annual audit completed no later than six months after the end of the organization’s fiscal year by a certified public accountant pursuant to and in accordance with FASB and AICPA standards. If Organization’s budget is less than $499,999, the organization may substitute an auditor’s review. United Way will not accept a compilation, a statement of financial position or a statement of activities (including from organizations with budgets less than $100,000).

-Is a private, not for profit, with an uncompensated Board of Directors that governs the Organization, and to whom the Executive Director/CEO reports. The Board meets regularly and establishes and enforces policy.

-Demonstrates efforts to recruit diverse representation of the community for service on its Board. It is strongly recommended that the applicant’s Board of Directors have representation from central Massachusetts as well.

Not Funded:
-Capital purposes
-Endowments
-Debt reduction
-Partisan campaigns
-Supplanting existing ongoing organization operations
-Religious or sectarian activities

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informal Technical Assistance Session for using ANDAR, the online application system will be held:

Monday, January 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM
United Way of Central Massachusetts
484 Main Street, Suite 300
Worcester, MA 01608

SNOW DATE: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the United Way offices (same address).

Please RSVP by contacting Christine McManus at cmcmanus@unitedwaycm.org.

Pre-Application Information:

Although there was a pre-proposal information session on December 19 accompanying the release of this RFP, attendance was not mandatory for those interested in submitting an application.

In order to submit an application for either C3 or WI, you must register for he online application system, ANDAR. You MUST register (even if you have applied in prior years). Click the link below to register your program. We will then issue that person a username and passcode to the ANDAR system.

Register here: http://communityimpact.unitedwaycm.org/epledge/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=6A57257434584D34444F7E3E

Contact Information:

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

Kerry Conaghan, Vice President of Community Investments
(508) 757-5631, ext. 262
kerry.conaghan@unitedwaycm.org

Information session RSVP:
Christine McManus
cmcmanus@unitedwaycm.org

United Way of Central Massachusetts
484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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