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Community Impact Grant

Grants to Genesee County, Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies
for Education, Basic Needs, Health, and Financial Stability

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Genesee County (UWGC)

Deadline Date:

04/03/17 5:00 PM


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Grants to Genesee County, Michigan nonprofit organizations and governmental entities for projects, program, and services that will improve the quality of life for residents. Funding is intended for the priority areas of education, basic needs, health, and financial stability. Specifically, the proposed program must make an impact in one or more of the following:

- Early Childhood Literacy and Parental Involvement: Children (ages 0 – 8) access high quality, early learning literacy programs that promote support and encouragement for educational success from parents, advocates, and mentors.
- Afterschool and Mentoring: Students access high quality, enriching programs which are aligned with school day curriculum.

- Youth Violence Prevention: Focus on prevention and early intervention of youth violence including bullying and criminal acts.
- Senior Independence: Seniors (age 62 and over) access programs that improve their quality of life, providing them with independent living situations and enrichment opportunities.

Financial Stability and Education:
- Address the obstacles that prevent hard working low-to-moderate income individuals, (including children and youth) and families from getting ahead financially.
- Low-to-moderate income individuals (including children and youth) participate in financial independence and education activities to achieve increased assets and decreased liabilities.

Basic Needs:
- Emergency Support Services: Genesee County residents access emergency disaster relief, financial assistance, food, and shelter needs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162666

Term of Contract:

Funding will begin on July 1, 2017 and extend through June 30, 2018. The funding award is subject to change dependent on program performance and the amount of funding available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following requirements must be met in order for a program to receive funding through the Community Impact Grants Process:

- The organization must be a 501(c)3 in good standing with the State of Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act and IRS rules for Charitable Organizations; or governmental entity.
- The organization must be established for more than 3 years at time of submission.
- The proposed program must concentrate its efforts and services within Genesee County.
- UWGC values programs that are non-duplicative; emphasize collaboration; large in scale; and, leverage dollars from other donors.
- The proposed program must make an impact in one or more of the UWGC priority areas and its target strategies.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 pm on April 3, 2017. Supporting documentation may be sent via postal mail (electronic preferred) but must be received by 5:00 pm on April 3, 2017.

Community Impact Cabinet will begin the application review process in May 2017. Final approval will be determined by UWGC Board of Directors in late June 2017. Organizations will be notified of funding decision via letter and email. Funding decisions are final and there is no appeal process.

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Contact Information:

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

Proposals must be submitted to Mary Bishop, Community Impact Coordinator, electronically, via email to

Supporting Documentation Postal Mail Address:

United Way of Genesee County
Mary Bishop, Community Impact
PO Box 949
Flint MI 48501

All questions related to program eligibility, impact priority areas, or any section of this proposal should be directed to Jamie-Lee Venable, Director of Community Impact, at or 810.762.5826.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Genesee County