Grants of up to $25,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs that serve local residents in the areas of education, health, and financial stability. The goals of the program include improving the socio-economic status of individuals and families; increasing access to high-quality primary, mental, behavioral, dental, and general health services to encourage healthy living at each stage of life; young children enter school ready to succeed; elementary-aged children are at grade-level, and; youth are prepared for education and career pathways that lead to family-sustaining employment. Programs should benefit residents in Williamson County.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
In order to be eligible for grant, applicants must:
- Be a registered nonprofit organization and have an official letter of determination of 501c3 status from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Have operated in Williamson County for at least one year (on or before January 1, 2021).
- Provide services to families with low income.
- Accept the terms of the United Way Grant Agreement
- Not be delinquent on any state or federal debt.
- Share United Way’s view of collaborative and inclusive service to the entire community, without excluding anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other factor not relevant to a person’s eligibility for service or ability to contribute.
United Way will share details on this grant opportunity and answer questions in two informational webinars:
The informational webinars will be recorded and the links to the recordings will be updated in the Call for Proposals document. All questions and answers from the webinars will be posted to the Frequently Asked Questions page (see Supporting Documents, below, for both).
- February 7: Application Opens
- February 16: Informational Webinar, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
- March 2: Informational Webinar, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CT
- April 1: Applications Due at 5:00 pm CT
- April 30: Finalist Presentations to Williamson County Community Impact Committee
- May 3: Applicants Notified of Funding Decisions
- July 1: Grant Term Begins
If your organization is not eligible or your application is not complete, you will be notified by April 6 and you will have until April 8 to update/complete the information if appropriate.
United Way is providing technical assistance with submitting a grant proposal to organizations that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- The organization has not been funded by United Way in the past 10 years AND/OR
- The organization does not employ a professional grantwriter or contract with a professional grantwriter AND/OR
- The organization has never received any grants funds (from any entity) before
Organizations that can answer yes to one or more of the above criteria will be invited to schedule a 1:1 call with United Way’s grant administrator and lead grant writer. In this call, the United Way staff member will answer questions about the application process and can use their grant writing experience to ask the organization questions about the proposed work that can help the applicant understand what information to include when answering the application questions. Receiving technical assistance from United Way does not guarantee that your application will be awarded, as partners are selected through a community engagement process.