UWSM Grants

United Way of South Mississippi 2019-2021 Community Impact Grants


United Way of South Mississippi initiates Community Impact Grants every two years; our next cycle will begin in January 2019. If you are part of a nonprofit organization serving residents of Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River or Stone Counties and would like to be placed on a list to be notified of our grant opportunities, please send an email to community@unitedwaysm.org expressing your interest and provide your organization’s name, address, phone number, website and an email address.

The focus of the 2019-2021 community impact grant cycle is to support our organizational mission to improve the quality of life in South Mississippi by funding programs and services that impact our priority impact areas of education, health and financial stability. 

The Request for Proposals (RFP) describes a three-step process.

-The first step is reviewing the RFP. Click here to download the RFP.

-Secondly, due diligence is a review of the agencies’ eligibility to participate. Interested organizations should electronically submit documents listed in the RFP by Friday, February 15th to community@unitedwaysm.org. Trained volunteers will review the organizational and financial documentation to ensure applicants meet eligibility criteria. 

-Lastly, if eligible, the committee will select the most promising proposals to submit a full grant application. Applicants will be notified of their eligibility and will be sent their application instructions and application to apply for grant funding. The grant application should be completed and emailed to community@unitedwaysm.org. Please note that an invitation to submit an application does not guarantee funding.

UWSM seeks to fund holistic service delivery systems and organizations that have or intend to create formal collaborations with complimentary agencies or programs. Any not-for-profit organization that meets the qualifications specified in the RFP and whose program aligns with one of UWSM’s goals and strategies is encouraged to participate.
Please check back in January 2019 for more information, a detailed timeline and the 2019-2021 RFP.
If you have any questions regarding the Community Impact grant program or would like to speak with a United Way staff member, please email community@unitedwaysm.org  including the nature of your question or call (229) 896-2213 and we will gladly connect you the appropriate person from our team.
2017-2019 Community Impact Partners

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast

CASA of Hancock County

Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence

Hancock Human Resource Agency

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Moore Community House

Long Beach School District- Quarles Elementary School

The Nourishing Place

We provide a variety of signs, decals, and other goods to our community grant recipients and Community Partners are no cost. Please place your order with Daniel Young at dyoung@unitedwaysm.org.