The majority of our funding historically addresses the results of the poverty cycle. We now add a second, wider effort to attack its root causes. This allows us to fund not just programs, but solutions as well. In fiscal year 2016-17,
If your nonprofit organization serving people in Benton and/or Lincoln counties is interested in applying for a grant United Way in the FY 2017/18 cycle, please carefully review the guidelines and due dates below.
This direct-impact funding stream is intervention-based, prioritizing services that are emergency and/or transitional in nature. The goal of direct impact funding is to meet need today.
United Way invests a substantial amount of resources each year in emergency and transitional services both for individuals and families in crisis and those living in chronic poverty. Funding for Meeting Basic Needs is available annually.
Community Impact funding is prevention-based, and seeks to make measurable, population-level change on identified issues. The goal of community impact funding is to keep problems from happening in the first place.
Breaking the Cycle investments focus on collaborative partnerships that achieve specific objectives in the areas of Income Stability and Education. Funding for Breaking the Cycle will be available for up to a two-year period. Funded projects work closely with United Way and each other to deliver services in a highly collaborative way, engage volunteers and work towards using shared data collection and reporting methods to achieve community-level outcomes.
The Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) awards funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.