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Community Impact Grants

Grants to Texas Agencies and Nonprofits for Education,
Health, and Financial Stability Initiatives

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Williamson County (UWWC)

Conf. Date:

12/09/20

LOI Date:

02/01/21

Deadline Date:

03/19/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $40,000 to Texas government agencies and nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs that serve local residents in the areas of education, health, and financial stability. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Programs should benefit residents in Williamson County.

United Way of Williamson County encourages grant requests for projects or programs that:

  • Are likely to have a substantial impact on individuals and families living in Williamson County, Texas.
  • Partner with United Way of Williamson County to provide practical solutions to the health, education, and financial stability challenges facing Williamson County residents.
  • Actively engage with others in the community to address community challenges.
  • Successfully leverage other sources of support including volunteers, funding or community involvement.
  • Work with others to eliminate or minimize duplication of services.
  • Are sustainable over time.

Program goals:

  • Education Childhood Success:
    • Children enter school ready to succeed.
    • Ensure that children are developmentally and academically prepared for secondary
      education.
  • Youth Success:
    • Ensure that youth gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials so that they are prepared for workforce and able to obtain family-sustaining employment.
  • Health-Access to Health:
    • That all people receive the benefit of medical, psychological and related knowledge and access to
      attain their best health.
    • Enable individuals and families to improve their health.
  • Financial Stability-Economic Mobility:
    • Economic mobility, or the ability of an individual or family to change their financial status, can
      have a multi-generational, positive impact on overall well-being by increasing access to quality
      healthcare, improving housing options, and broadening educational opportunities.
    • Individuals and families improve their socio-economic status.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166764

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Impact Grants range from $10,000 to $40,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations:
- Are tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and units of government.
- Provide services in Williamson County, Texas.
- Advance UW's goals in the area of health, education, and financial stability.

United Way of Williamson County does not grant funds for:
- Individuals
- Endowment funds
- Scholarships
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Fundraising activities or events
- Umbrella funding organizations that intend to distribute funds at their own discretion
- Political lobbying or legislative activities
- Multi-year commitments

Pre-proposal Conference:

For assistance completing the LOI, an information session will be held on December 9, 2020 via Zoom (link will be sent out the week of) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Attendance is optional and not required. However, first-time applicants, as well as previous grant recipients are strongly encouraged to attend.

To register for the event, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfk6wP3tVGHfmyLLBbLHkokrCsPLBKXsJlnU_ekVo_7fJ1Q0w/viewform?gxids=7628

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Intent:
- Submit your online Letter of Intent (LOI). The next grant cycle will open on January 1, 2021. LOIs are due by 5:00 pm on February 1, 2021. The online application portal will not accept applications submitted after the deadline. Navigate to the Agency site and create an account.

Applications:
- Invitations to apply for the full grant application will be sent by email on February 16, 2021. Organizations will be provided with the online application link at that time.
- Grant applications are due on March 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The online portal will not accept applications submitted after the deadline.
- Once an application is submitted, organizations submitting their request prior to the deadline will be invited to give a short presentation to the Grant Allocation Committee. The presentation date is May 1, 2021.
- The Grant Allocation Committee will make their recommendation for funding to the Board of Directors at the May 2021 Board Meeting.
- Grant recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.

For information on the Community Impact Agenda, click here: https://www.unitedway-wc.org/community-impact-agenda

Contact Information:

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

To register for online application and to apply online: https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=46717F

If you have questions or concerns, please send an email to info@unitedwaywilco.org.

For more information regarding the Information Session, contact Desirae Fletcher at (512) 961-7349 by email at: desirae@unitedwaywilco.org

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