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Community Building Grant

Grants to Greater Houston, Texas Nonprofits and
Civic Groups for Health and Human Services Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Greater Houston

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Deadline Date:

04/11/18 12:00 AM (Midnight)


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Greater Houston, Texas nonprofit organizations and civic and neighborhood groups for innovative health and human services programs and projects. A mandatory webinar will be made available online between April 4, 9:00 AM and April 5, 9:00 AM. Funding will be provided for short-term projects or one-time expenses that will have a positive impact in the community.

Eligible counties include Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Waller Counties.

A strong candidate for a Community Building Grant award:

1) Serves a health, community, and/or human service purpose;
2) Is a one-time purchase or short-term project;
3) Generates community interest and volunteer participation; and
4) Leaves a lasting, positive impact on the community.

Examples of projects may include: refurbishing a playground, cleaning up a dilapidated lot, painting a community center, constructing a ramp to allow wheelchair accessibility, or creating a public art project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179355

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Building Grants are one-time, short-term grants of $1,000 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible groups must be nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for at least two years, including: neighborhood organizations, civic groups, environmental groups, scouting troops, schools, churches, fraternal organizations, arts groups, clubs, volunteer initiatives, membership organizations, and other similar groups.

All applicants must provide the most recently completed and filed IRS Form 990 Income Tax Return indicating that the organization named on the Community Building Grant application is a nonprofit entity. The 990 must have been filed within the last three years.

These funds are not designed to support ongoing social service program expenses, sponsor annual events, or fund capital campaigns. Examples of inappropriate funding requests include operating expenses, salaries, and consulting fees. Individuals are not eligible to apply for the grant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

interested organizations will be required to view a webinar (1.5 hours in length) detailing the grant process and how to access the grant portal to submit applications. The webinar is free and open to the public; no registration required.

The link to access the webinar for Cycle I will be made available for viewing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 9:00 am through Thursday, April 5, 2018, 9:00 am. Interested organizations will only have 24 hours to view the webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

Cycle I
Webinar Viewing Dates: Wednesday, April 4, 9:00 AM – Thursday, April 5, 9:00 AM
Application Deadline: April 11
Notification of Award: Mid June

All questions must be completed online through e-CIMPACT, the online portal used for funding requests. Hard copies of the application or uploads of the application will not be accepted. All applications must be electronically signed and submitted via e-CIMPACT.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the following documents:

- Community Building Grant Brochure
- Community Building Grant Conferences and Deadline Dates
- Community Building Grant Questions

Grant recipients will be eligible to re-apply for the Community Building Grant after a 2-year waiting period. For example, a grantee awarded funding in any 2016 Cycle will be eligible to re-apply beginning Cycle I of 2019.

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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.

For questions, please email the name of your nonprofit organization, complete mailing address, phone number and name and title of the primary contact person to Shauna Harris,

For more information or specific questions, please email

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas 77007

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Waller Counties.