UWSM Grants

 United Way of South Mississippi 2017-2019 Community Impact Grants

United Way of South Mississippi initiates Community Impact Grants every two years; our next cycle will begin in the spring of 2019. If you would like to be placed on a list to be notified of our grant opportunities, please send an email to education@unitedwaysm.org expressing your interest and provide your organization’s name, address, phone number, website and an email address.
Nonprofit organizations serving residents of Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River and Stone Counties may wish to learn more about this opportunity.  The focus of the grants is improved early learning for children up to the third grade. 
The Request for Proposals (RFP) describes a three-step process. 
The first step, Due Diligence is a review of the agencies’ eligibility to participate. Interested organizations should electronically submit documents listed in the RFP by February 9th to education@unitedwaysm.org. Trained volunteers will review the organizational and financial documentation to ensure applicants meet eligibility criteria.
Organizations that meet eligibility criteria will be invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The form for the LOI should be completed and emailed to education@unitedwaysm.org. Once LOIs are received, they will be reviewed by a trained volunteer committee who will select the most promising proposals to submit a full grant application. Please note that an invitation to submit a proposal does not guarantee funding
The Community Impact Grant Application will be submitted via an online database and training will be provided for applicants.
This Community Impact grants will support programs that enhance the opportunity for age appropriate early childhood (ages 0 – 8) development and education. United Way seeks to invest in programs that align with one of four Education Goals and Strategies.
Any not-for-profit organization that meets the qualifications specified in the RFP and whose program aligns with one of UWSM’s four goals and strategies is encouraged to participate.  In particular, United Way seeks to fund holistic service delivery systems and organizations that have or intend to create formal collaborations with complimentary agencies or programs.
Please email any questions to education@unitedwaysm.org.

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