Partner Funding Process
When you give to United Way of Southern Kentucky, you entrust your hard-earned dollars to an organization that takes this trust very seriously. Community volunteers make sure that designated funds are distributed according to the donor’s wishes and then oversee the allocation of undesignated funds to all programs through community investment committees. These panels conduct annual reviews and closely monitor services.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
UWSK seeks proposals to implement its Community Impact priority areas and strategies in Education, Income, Health and Safety Net. Organizations that are federally tax exempt, nonprofit, and currently providing, or could successfully implement, quality programs in alignment with one or more of these strategies are encouraged to apply for UWSK funding. For more information about United Way's work in these areas, click here.
Programs that provide services within a best practices framework, that are collaborative and integrated into the fabric of other community Education, Income, Health and Safety Net efforts, that consider the goals, needs and aspirations of the communities they serve, and that are innovative are programs that UWSK seeks to support. Collaborative programs are highly encouraged. Funds are available on an annual basis to support programs for one year.
Are there requirements for receiving United Way funding?
In addition to achieving impact in one of the priority areas/ strategies, UWSK has several operational requirements that must be agreed to in writing and met over the duration of the grant period by organizations receiving support. These requirements can be downloaded here. If an organization cannot agree to meet these requirements it will not be eligible to apply for funding from UWSK. A full description of the Policies and Procedures for Funded Agencies can be downloaded here.
How does an organization apply for funding?
The first step in applying for funding from UWSK is the submission of a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent deadline for the 2019/20 funding cycle has passed. Please check back for information on the Letter of Intent deadline for the 2020/21 funding cycle in September 2019.
Letters of Intent are reviewed by a UWSK regional committee. Proposals that demonstrate meaningful impact in one of the priority areas/ strategies will be invited to submit a full Community Impact Grant Application.
2019/20 Funding Application Submission Process
Only organizations that have received official invitation to apply are eligible to submit an application (applications will be made available in DOWNLOAD section below after the closing of the Letter of Intent process). Those that are eligible to apply for funding should read through the Policies and Procedures for Funded Agencies to ensure that they meet all requirements. This document can be downloaded below in the DOWNLOADS section.
Warren County applications must submit the Funding Application (see APPLICATION DOWNLOAD section below) by: Noon on Friday, February 8, 2019.
Applicants from Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Simpson counties must submit Funding Applications by: Noon on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Organizations seeking funding for multiple programs must submit an application for each program. A regional program providing program services in multiple counties must submit a funding application for each county in which you are requesting funding.
Submit your Funding Application to email@example.com.
September 21, 2018: Letter of Intent packet available for download
4pm, October 19, 2018: Deadline for Letter of Intent to be submitted by email
December 14, 2018: Invitation to complete full UWSK Community Impact Grant Application.
2019 United Way Allocations Calendar:
January 2019 - Training for Warren County organizations applying for funding
12pm, February 8, 2019 - Community Impact Grant Applications due from Warren County organizations
March - May, 2019 - Agency Evaluations
May 23, 2019 - Funding Notification
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 - Funding Cycle (monthly installment payments)
All Other Counties
January 2019 - Training for organizations in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Simpson Counties
12pm, March 15, 2019 - Community Impact Grant Applications due from Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Simpson county organizations
April - May, 2019 - Agency Evaluations
May 23, 2019 - Funding Notification
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 - Funding Cycle (quarterly installment payments)
2019/20 FUNDING DOWNLOADS:
Check back for Funding Application Downloads - COMING SOON!