Please click here to access the 2019 Community Impact Grant Application.
Continue reading for the grant application process, required information session attendance, and due dates.
All Community Impact grant applicants MUST attend an RFP information session. The purpose of the session is to review proposal criteria, answer questions and identify options for application assistance.
If you plan on applying for the grant, please notify our office via email or phone, which information session you will be attending.
The proposal must submitted electronically NO LATER THAN 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 16th.
If you have any questions about the proposal process please call 541-389-6507 or email [email protected].
To apply for a Community Impact Grant, an applicant’s request must align with one or more of the four priority investment areas – health and safety, education, financial stability, and/or resilience – and must be a verifiable nonprofit with a volunteer governing body and have current financials, among other qualifications.
All proposals will be assessed on a competitive basis and applicants are not guaranteed to receive funding. The review process will use standard criteria, including applicant program’s alignment with goals outlined in the United Way of Deschutes County Community Impact Priorities.
Our Community Impact Committee, made up of volunteers representing all segments of our community, decides the grant funding awarded to the nonprofit applicants following a rigorous review of each proposal. They work together to review proposals, results, procedures, budgets, and finances. Following receipt of a grant, nonprofits submit reports to United Way throughout the funding cycle. Applications are due by 2 p.m. on Thursday May 16th.
It’s a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.