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Community Impact Grant

Grants to Windham County, Vermont Nonprofits for
Education, Health, Economic Stability and Basic Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Windham County (UWWC)

Conf. Date:

02/15/18

Deadline Date:

03/15/18 Midnight

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 and grants of up to $10,000 to Windham County, Vermont nonprofits for programs that focus on health, education, financial stability, and basic needs (food and shelter). Applicants must attend one of the grantseeker forums on February 7, 12, or 15, 2018.

Programs that align with UWWC's two Basic Needs target outcomes may apply for up to $2,500:
- All people have access to an adequate supply of nutritious food
- All people have access to shelter

One-year program grants that align with the UWWC's remaining target outcomes in Health, Prosperity, and Education will be awarded. Eligible organizations can apply for up to $10,000 each for a maximum three (3) programs.

Target Outcomes:

Health - Improving people’s health and well being

Health Care:
- All people receive preventative and ongoing dental health care.
- All people receive preventive and ongoing health care across the lifespan.
- All people have access to mental health and substance abuse services.

Safe, Supportive Living Environments:
- All people live in an environment that promotes healthy growth and development.
- All people live in a violence-free environment.
- Elders and people with special needs have the support to live safely in the setting of their choice.

Prosperity - Promoting financial stability and independence

- Basic Needs: All people have access to an adequate supply of nutritious food and access to shelter.
- Employment: All people who want to work have the skills and resources they need to seek, gain and maintain employment.
- Housing: All people have safe, sustainable housing.
- Transportation: All people have the transportation they need to get to work and to meet their basic needs.

Education - Helping adults, children, and youth to achieve their potential

- Early Learning: All children are nurtured by caregivers who promote early learning and development.
- School Success: All children succeed in school.
- Lifelong Education: All people have access to education that prepares them for success in life.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178406

Estimated Size of Grant:

Basic Needs programs - Up to $2,500
Health, Prosperity, and Education - Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Grants are intended for the period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must answer the following eligibility questions. If your answer(s) to these questions are no or you have any questions about whether or not your organization is eligible for a United Way of Windham County community grant, please contact Sue Graff, Community Investments Director (see Contact Information below).

- Is your organization a designated 501(c)(3) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?
- Has your nonprofit organization had its 501(c)(3) designation for at least three (3) years?
- Does your organization serve residents of Windham County, Vermont?
- Has your nonprofit organization submitted its IRS 990 Form in the last year?
- Does your organization have programs related to at least one of the United Way of Windham County’s established target outcomes for Education, Income, or Health?
- If funded, is your organization willing/able to comply with the United Way of Windham County Partner Organization Agreement?
If funded, is your organization willing/able to comply with the United Way of Windham
County Partner Fund-Raising Policy?

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attendance at one of the grantseeker forums is required for any organization serving Windham County which is not currently funded. RSVP using the link in Contact Information.

In Brattleboro:
- February 7, 12:00-1:30 PM
https://www.unitedwaywindham.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=66
- February 12, 3:30-5:00 PM
https://www.unitedwaywindham.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=68

1 Holstein Place
Brattleboro, VT 05302

The last session will take place in Bellows Falls on February 15, 12:00 - 1:30 PM.
44 School Street
Parks Place
Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Light refreshments will be provided and participants are welcome to bring their lunch to the noon sessions.

Check the events calendar for the updated schedule:
https://www.unitedwaywindham.org/calendar?month=2018-02

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:

- Late-January 2018 FY19 Community Impact Grant application open
- February 7, 12, and 15, 2018 Grant Seeker Forums held; attendance by organizations interested in applying for a grant is required.
- March 15, 2018 FY19 application due (submitted online by midnight)
- May 23, 2018 UWWC Board approval of FY17 grants
- June 2018 Notification letters mailed to all FY19 applicants
- July 2018 First monthly disbursement of FY18 grants to funded partners

Focus Area Details
- Health:
https://www.unitedwaywindham.org/income-0
- Prosperity:
https://www.unitedwaywindham.org/prosperity
- Education:
https://www.unitedwaywindham.org/education-1

Previously Funded Programs:
https://www.unitedwaywindham.org/funded-hope-programs

Contact Information:

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

Register for a grantseeker forum here:
- February 7:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rsxzkacab&oeidk=a07ef1ctwm32cf3450d
- February 12:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rsxzkacab&oeidk=a07ef1cvq2hb73d42a9
- February 15:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rsxzkacab&oeidk=a07ef1ctwss0b145006

Applications will open online starting late January 2018.

Sue Graff, Community Investment Director
Email: sue@unitedwaywindham.org
Phone: 802-257-4011 ext. 113

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont: Windham County