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Women United Brighter Futures Grants

Grants to Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Nonprofits to Enhance
the Well-Being of Needy Children in the Sioux City Tri-State Area

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Siouxland

Deadline Date:

12/31/18 4:30 PM


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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $50,000 to Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota nonprofit organizations in the Sioux City Tri-State area for new or ongoing programs that improve the lives of local children and youth ages 0 to 18. Programs that benefit at-risk or needy children in the community are encouraged.

Specifically, grants must focus on one of the following areas:

- Poverty and its influence on children
- Health issues such as immunization rates and teen pregnancy
- Illiteracy and access to educational opportunities in the summer
- Parent involvement and its impact on children
- Food insecurity/lack of food

Priority will be given to programs that:

- Implement preventative strategies;
- Demonstrate the potential to break harmful intergenerational cycles and dependence on public systems by addressing underlying risk factors (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, illiteracy, health issues);
- Are based on sound research;
- Include quantitative and qualitative instruments to assess outcomes; and
- Use leverage (i.e. collaborate with other agencies and/or other dollars)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182273

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests may range from $2,500 to $50,000. Typically the largest amount granted is $30,000, and the average amount awarded is $17,000.

Term of Contract:

Funds must be expended within one year of the grant. Applications for an additional second and third year may be made.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (or corresponding section of any future federal tax code), or to organizations defined as charitable under Section 170(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and its Regulations as presently existing or as hereafter amended; for projects with a fiscal sponsor, the fiscal sponsor must meet the above criteria.

- Programs must solely benefit children in the Sioux City Tri-State Area (i.e. Woodbury County in Iowa, Dakota County in Nebraska, and Union County in South Dakota).

Pre-Application Information:

All application materials must be received at United Way of Siouxland no later than 4:30 PM on December 31, 2018.

The application process requires:
1) Completion of the online application
2) Submission of materials

Applicants will be notified of the final funding decisions by the end of February and first quarterly funds will be distributed during a press conference in February.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

In addition to the online application, all applicants must submit the required documents by email to or, by mail to:

Women United
c/o United Way of Siouxland
701 Steuben St.
Sioux City, IA 51101

Contact United Way at 712-255-3551 with questions.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Woodbury County;   Nebraska: Dakota County;   South Dakota: Union County