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United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties Grant

Grants to Southeastern Arizona Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies for Education, Health, and Quality of Life

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United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties

Deadline Date:

11/02/18

Description:

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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies to benefit Graham and Greenlee Counties by improving the quality of life, education, and health of local residents. The Foundation is offering two grants, each with a different focus. The Nonprofit Grant benefits organizations that offer programs related to health and human services and income support, and the Education Grant is for education programs and projects.

Nonprofit Grant proposals should be submitted for programs/projects with budgets greater than $2,500.

In 2015, the United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties engaged education officials, teachers, parents, civic organizations, and community leaders in order to learn about the education priorities across its two county region. The process included focus groups, panel discussions, and individual interviews, along with a review of the counties’ overall educational performance and state-wide “best practices” for grant-making organizations in education. As a result, United Way adopted five regional education objectives. The Foundation encourages proposals for the Education Grant that address one or more of the five local education objectives:

- Improving school readiness for every child
- Supporting efforts to ensure every student reads at grade level – especially by third grade
- Increasing student access to quality transitional programs
- Supporting community and school district efforts with teacher retention and recruitment
- Providing direct support to teachers in the classroom by helping to cultivate innovative learning environments and approaches

Education:
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. Focus Areas (Enter school ready to succeed, Read proficiently by 4th grade, Make a successful transition to middle school, Graduate from high school on time, Be ready for success in college, work, and life).

Income:
As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. Focus Areas (Family-Sustaining Employment, Affordable Housing, Savings and Assets, Manageable Expenses, and Income Supports).

Health:
Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Ways are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.

The UW believes it will be an even better steward of the generous contributions received from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, FMI employees and other donors by targeting education resources toward specific community objectives. These objectives will help UW focus on results, build strong partnerships that enhance outreach and leverage resources, and better serve the communities of Graham and Greenlee Counties.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167713

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The United Way of Graham & Greenlee Counties will consider funding for:
– 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations with eligible health and human service programs
– Other tax exempt organizations such as public and charter schools, municipal programs and other 501c nonprofit organizations

The United Way of Graham & Greenlee Counties does not provide support to the following:
– Granting Foundations or pass-through funding for purposes other than fiscal agency
– Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status
– Individuals, including support for specific students, researchers, travel funds, conference fees, medical procedures, etc.
– Religious activities, churches, or church sponsored programs limited to church membership or designed to proselytize
– Political or lobbying organizations, or those supporting the candidacy of a particular individual
– Individual athletic teams
– Concerts or other entertainment events
– Organizations or entities that may have known or reasonably perceived conflicts with the policies, procedures, programs and practices of United Way
– Organizations which may pose a threat to the State of Arizona or the United States of America

Pre-Application Information:

2018 grant application submission deadline dates:
January 10, February 2, March 2, March 30 (for April grants review), April 27 (for May review), June 1, June 29 (for July grants review), July 27 (for August review), August 31 (for September review), September 28 (for October review), and November 2.

Nonprofit Grant:
Please note that requests for less than $2,500 should be submitted via letter of request, outlining the nature of the program and project and the way the funding will be used, to the Foundation.

About the United Way:
http://uwggc.com/about/

Contact Information:

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

grants@uwggc.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Graham and Greenlee Counties