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United Way Serving Saint John, Kings and Charlotte Grant

Grants to New Brunswick Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
to Reduce Poverty and Strengthen Communities

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Grants starting at $15,000 to New Brunswick nonprofits in Saint John, Kings, and Charlotte Counties for projects that move people away from poverty, help children reach their potential, and build strong communities. LOIs are due by July 6, 2017.

Funding will be awarded according to the following funding principles:
- Know our community: The funding request builds on community assets, knowledge, abilities, diversity and is based on an organization’s in-depth understanding of what the community cares about.
- Capacity building: The funding request strengthens the organization’s capacity to be resilient and healthy so it can effectively respond to challenges and opportunities.
- Measurable difference: The funding request makes both immediate and long-term positive, measurable difference in our community in one or more of the Foundation's priority areas.
- Flexibility and innovation: The funding request exhibits an innovative and flexible approach to addressing community needs and the Foundation's priorities.
- Collaboration and partnership: The funding request employs collaborative efforts and optimizes partnerships to support its clients and strengthen the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171964

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum grant size is $15,000

Term of Contract:

The funding period is March 2018 to February 2019.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:
- Organization must have a valid registered charity number with Canada Revenue Agency or be designated a Qualified Donee.
- Organization’s requests for funding must align with United Way’s community investment priorities: from poverty to possibility; all that kids can be, strong communities.
- Organization’s request for funding must align with United Way’s funding principles.
- Organization must operate and offer services in the Saint John, Kings or Charlotte Counties.
- Organization must demonstrate sound governance and financial processes.

Not Funded:
- Individuals, religious, or political activities.
- Arts, culture, heritage, environment or animal programs that do not demonstrate clear alignment with our social mandate.
- Sports or recreation programs that do not demonstrate clear alignment with our social mandate.
- Activities that are considered core government services;
- Medical research.
- Fundraising campaigns or fundraising events.

The Foundation cannot be responsible for the operations of local charities; therefore, in most cases, it will not fund more than 30% of an organization’s operating costs. This threshold may not apply for specific program funding requests.

Generally, capital costs will not be supported. However, the Foundation may consider applications for innovative capital projects that benefit and strengthen the social sector.

Pre-Application Information:

All eligible charitable organizations interested in receiving United Way funding are invited to submit a short Letter of Intent (submission deadline July 6, 2017).

Select organizations will be invited to submit a more detailed application (submission deadline October 3rd, 2017).

Select organizations will be interviewed (Oct/Nov 2017).

Please note that 80% of United Way funding has been committed for 2018-19, therefore there will be fewer funds and fewer successful applicants in this year's review process.

Distribution of funds will begin March 1, 2018.

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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.

United Way Saint John, Kings, Charlotte
28 Richmond St.
Saint John, NB
E2L 3B2

Gina Hawker, Support Staff

Grant Coverage Areas:

Charlotte, Saint John, and Kings Counties

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: New Brunswick