The United Way of Colquitt County is accepting applications for its Community Impact Grant to provide resources as available to empower organizations whose work addresses health, education, and economic stability.
Donor Name: United Way of Colquitt County
County: Colquitt County (GA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $8,000
Grant Duration: 3 years
The mission of the United Way of Colquitt County is to organize, coordinate, and maximize the resources available to their diverse community to improve the quality of life.
The parameters of health, education and economic stability projects include but are not limited to the following guidance:
- Provide access to educational programs for all demographics in their community.
- Provide access to healthy opportunities for the whole person, from birth to senior adults, including mental and physical health.
- Economic Stability
- Provide population-specific outreach to lower-income workers to increase enrollment in basic education and job readiness programs.
- Provide services to remove barriers to participation in basic education and job readiness programs by promoting flexible class hours, use of modularized curricula, and provision of transportation and temporary childcare subsidies.
- Provide for “gap” services, including books and materials for educational training, work tools, dress and uniforms, etc.
Community Impact Grants have been developed to seed new and beginning projects of non-profit and government-based agencies, with the intention of funding the projects for three consecutive years, not to exceed $8,000 annually, to ensure financial stability to aide in the launch of such projects, so long as funding is available.
United Way of Colquitt County also specifies the following conditions for funding:
- Proposals will be accepted from 501©3 organizations as well as other government or charitable organizations if the proposal is aligned with the UWCC’s mission. This includes both member and non-member agencies.
- Funded activities must demonstrate need and benefit to the community.
- Funding may be used only for Colquitt County programs and residents.
- Each applying organization must provide a measurement tool for their program/activity. Should the award be for Community Impact funding, the measurement must tie to one of the strategies of the education, health or economic stability framework.
- Local support and partnerships should be identified in the application and are considered in making funding decisions.
- The impact of the project funded must be felt in the community and by the target population beyond the funding period.
- Applicants must identify how it will include and publicize its funding partnership with the UWCC in the program. Identification should include documented photographs and media awareness.
UWCC Community Impact funds may not be spent on the following:
- To replace other funds currently being spent on this initiative.
- Capital campaigns, to purchase buildings or other real estate
- To reduce existing deficits.
- To support the applicant’s out-of-county activities.
For more information, visit Community Impact Grant.