Call for Proposals for Financial Stability – Illinois

United Way of Northwest Illinois (UWNI) announces availability of funding for the one-year period of July 2023- June 2024.

Donor Name: United Way of Northwest Illinois

State: Illinois

County: Carroll County (IL), Jo Daviess County (IL) and Stephenson County (IL)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 02/28/2023

Grant Duration: 1 year


Purpose of Funding

UWNI’s focus areas are rooted in an extensive review of the academic literature around the issues of financial stability. When people are able to find decent jobs, provide for their families and save for the future, they and their children are more likely to enjoy healthy lives and succeed in school. Everyone benefits, because financially stable individuals and families lead to a more competitive workforce and a stronger community.

Focus Area

  • Working individuals and families have access to quality training and skill development to increase income and improve financial stability.
    • This target area is intended to develop a coordinated initiative that connects the unemployed or underemployed individuals with job training opportunities that increase annual income to build financial stability for working families in Northwest Illinois
  • Help students build a future plan by connecting school to real life opportunities that positively impact their academic achievement, classroom engagement, and career and life success.
    • This target area is intended to develop our area’s future workforce by connecting students with local employers and job training, shadowing, or internship opportunities that increase their ability to develop a career plan and resources to execute this plan
  • Develop a social and financial support network to break the cyclical patterns of poverty and increase financial stability.
    • This target area is intended to tackle the barriers that keep people in poverty and is designed to improve financial stability.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be located in and primarily serving residents of Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Stephenson Counties.
  • Be a not-for-profit organization (a 501c3 designation is NOT required).
  • Be incorporated or chartered under appropriate local, state or federal statutes.
  • Abide by federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and anti-terrorism.
  • Have an active, locally based, volunteer board of directors that meet regularly.
  • Makes policy decisions and holds election of officers.
  • Have an administrative structure with defined lines of responsibility, a mission statement and bylaws;
  • Be financially stable, perform a regular budgeting process and be able to submit IRS Form 990 and all written communications from auditor including Management Letter comments and reports on internal control deficiencies (or Review level financials statements if the Organization is not audited by an independent auditor).
  • Have current license, certification and permits if applicable;
  • Be able to demonstrate effectiveness of its programs/services or activities through measurable outcomes as defined in this RFP.

For more information, visit UWNI.