Apply for Funding
At our local Central Oregon United Way, we believe our primary role and responsibility is to ensure our community members are cared for. We are here to help – directing our efforts and resources to where they will have the greatest impact for our community, especially for individuals identified as being part of our most vulnerable, and marginalized groups.
Our evolving priorities now direct us to help in our community’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19 by supporting community agencies as they help our community members adapt and recover from the pandemic. Funding will help these nonprofits as they stabilize the delivery of services that build resilience in individuals, families and our Central Orgon community – achieving positive outcomes in the face of adversity.
All organizations providing essential services regionally to individuals in Jefferson, Crook, or Deschutes counties and/or on the lands of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, are eligible to apply for a grant from United Way of Central Oregon. If your organization serves only Crook or Jefferson counties or Warm Springs, please contact Kati Hannigan at email@example.com for guidance.
Organizations should use this application to request funding for services that will be provided in fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Responses and budget figures should be specific to the program you are requesting funding for. If you are applying for funding for more than one distinct program, please submit a separate application for each program.
The application window is now open and will close on May 26th at 2pm.
For more information or questions about the applications, contact:
Kati Hannigan, Community Impact Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org
~ The maximum request is $20,000
To be eligible to receive Community Impact Grants from United Way of Central Oregon (UWCO), your organization or your fiscal sponsor must:
- Be recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt non-profit under IRS code 501(c)3
- Have a program with goals in the areas of Education, Income or Health and supports building Resilience
- Have an annual tax return (990/990EZ)
- Have current Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet statements
- Have an active Board of Directors.
April 27th Online grant application available
May 26th Completed applications due to UWCO no later than 2:00pm
May 31st United Way staff begins proposal review
June 7th Volunteer Committee begins proposal review
July 15th Volunteer Committee recommendations due
July 26th Funding decisions approved by Board of Directors
September 15th Quarterly payment cycle begins
February 1, 2022 Midpoint Report Due (if applicable)
August 1, 2022 Final Report Due
UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OREGON AREAS OF FOCUS
Vision: Children are nurtured by informed parents/caregivers and have access to quality developmental and educational services which prepare them for success in school and life.
- Children enter school ready to succeed
- Children and youth achieve academic goals
- Children and youth are emotionally healthy and socially competent
FINANCIAL STABILITY and SAFETY NET:
Vision: Individuals and families can meet life’s basic needs (food, shelter, and healthcare) and gain economic stability through education, job training, permanent housing and basic supportive services. UWCO supports programs for people living in poverty, ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and other vulnerable populations.
Lower income families and individuals:
- Have their basic needs met
- Gain and/or maintain financial stability
- Gain and/or maintain stable housing and food security
Vision: All people have access to quality, affordable healthcare and have the opportunity to maximize their physical, mental and emotional health and well-being to lead independent, productive lives.
- Adults and children receive timely, regular preventative healthcare
- Children receive universal health screenings to identify early developmental delays and connect to needed services
- Adults and children receive the nutrition they require to be healthy and productive
- Seniors and persons with disabilities have access to, and knowledge of, home and community-based services
Vision: A region where: every individual has the strength, connections, and support needed to thrive; where leaders, organizations, and communities actively support systems that help build resilience; where strength is built and results in high levels of health and well-being and low levels of chronic health conditions; where all children achieve their highest level of education success and graduate on time; and where all adults are financially stable and contributing participants in their community.
- Adults and children receive opportunities to experience mastery and build confidence.
- Adults and children develop the ability to make sense of their experience and develop a growth mindset.
- Children have access to adult mentors and role models for developing healthy relationships
- Children develop a strong cultural identity and conflict resolution skills.