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2019-2021 Strategic Partner Grants

Grants to Greater Greensboro, North Carolina Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Programs that Address Basic Needs and Financial Stability

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United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG)

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Grants starting at $30,000 per year to Greensboro area, North Carolina nonprofits, agencies, schools, and consortiums for programs that aim to break the cycle of poverty in the local community. Applicants are required to attend a meeting prior to submitting the mandatory LOI. Funding is specifically intended for programs in the areas of health and education.

UWGG is creating partnerships to break the cycle of poverty in the community by increasing household income to the point of self-sufficiency. Families living in poverty need a multitude of services to reach and maintain self-sufficiency. UWGG is interested in funding coordinated and collaborative efforts that are focused on removing barriers to allow increasing access to anti-poverty resources, supports and services. The anti-poverty efforts are concentrated in the areas of educational achievement, work and advancement supports, financial capability to build assets, and improved health.

UWGG is also interested in reviewing collaborative applications. Collaborations can make more efficient use of resources and have a better chance of achieving outcomes with meaningful, transformative, and lasting results. UWGG defines collaboration as the following: "a mutually beneficial and well-defined relationship entered into by two or more organizations to achieve results they are more likely to achieve together than alone". As such, collaborations are partnerships that demonstrate a level of shared process and common goals that go beyond a simple referral relationship. This kind of collaborative effort is integral to the success of a program. UWGG may direct up to 50% of available dollars to such collaborations, including collaborative applications.

Funding Objectives:

Target population for all Education programs must include at least one of the following:
- Children and youth who are low income (200% FPL), living in poverty, receiving free or reduced-price meals at school, or who have low socioeconomic status.
- Children and youth living in high risk zip codes or attending schools with high rates of dropout, truancy teenage pregnancy, limited English proficiency, and poverty.
- Children and youth who are "at risk."
- "Disconnected youth." Youth ages 16-24 who are not in school and not working.
- Parents and guardians of these children and youth.

Objective 1: Children start kindergarten developmentally on track.
Objective 2: Children and youth achieve academic and school success.
Objective 3: Young people have access to, prepare for, and pursue college or other post-secondary training.

Target population for all Health programs must include one or more of the following groups (these groups are inclusive of children youth, and adults of all ability levels):
- Individuals who are low income (200% FPL), living in poverty, or who have low socioeconomic status.
- Individuals living in high risk zip codes with higher incidences of low literacy, unemployment or underemployment, neighborhood crime, and reported child abuse or neglect.
- Individuals with limited English proficiency, access to health services or resources, affordable or good-quality fresh foods, transportation services, and are uninsured or underinsured.
- Individuals at risk for reasons that include: homelessness and transiency, involvement with drugs and alcohol, untreated mental illness, living in stressful home environments, lacking social or emotional supports, engaging in unprotected or risky sexual activity, unhealthy diet, insufficient exercise or lack of physical activity, and unhealthy weight.

Objective 1: Parents/guardians will utilize early intervention services that support the family and promote growth and development in children and youth.
Objective 2: People will have access to healthcare services and supports that contribute to overall improved health and well-being of individuals, prevention, and the diagnosis and/or treatment of illnesses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184103

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests of $30,000 per year and up will be considered for funding. Funding requests must not exceed 50% of the proposed total program budget.

Term of Contract:

The funding cycle for Strategic Partner Grants for Education and Health is July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021.

Applications for funding are submitted based on a two-year proposal to achieve outcomes.

Programs that are approved will be awarded funding for one year and will be eligible to renew funding for the second year based on performance and availability of funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizational Eligibility:

1. The organization offering the program is tax-exempt and is one of the following:
a. Not-for-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status
b. Government agency
c. School or academic institution
d. collaborative or consortium
2. The organization offering the program has a current NC Solicitation License.
3. The organization possesses a Certified Financial Audit dated within twelve months of the application and has submitted an IRS form 990.

Program Eligibility

1. The program serves residents of the Greater Greensboro area, which includes all of Guilford County excluding High Point and Jamestown; programs that serve a broader geographical range must show that funds will only be used to support Greater Greensboro residents.
2. The program requesting funding has been in existence for at least two years.
3. The program aligns with UWGG funding objectives and strategies and can measure the required indicators for the chosen strategy.

1. The program may not require religious activities as a condition of service and must provide services to all clients regardless of faith or denomination.
2. UWGG does not provide support to an organization’s ongoing operating budget.
3. Organizations or programs who have compliance violations are not eligible.
4. Incomplete or late Letters of Interest or applications are not eligible.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A representative from your organization is required to attend one of the following Grant Seeker Meetings before submitting the LOI. Please register for a meeting using the links below:

- Tuesday, July 24th 9:00 - 10:30 AM

- Thursday, August 2 3:30 - 5:00 PM

- Wednesday, August 8 9:00 - 10:30 AM

- Thursday, August 16 3:30 - 5:00 PM

- Tuesday, August 21 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Pre-Application Information:

- Letters of interest due: August 31, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
- Invitations to submit full program applications: November 2018
- Full application training and technical assistance: November 2018 - January 2019
- Agency documentation due: December 14, 2018
- Program applications due: January 25, 2019
- Notification of awards: June 2019
- Grant period begins: July 1, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Submit an LOI online:

For assistance, please contact a Community Impact Manager:

Education: Carie Jones-Barrow, or (336) 378-6613

Health: Crystal Broadnax, or (336) 378-5024

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Greater Greensboro area, which includes all of Guilford County excluding High Point and Jamestown