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 2018/19 funding cycle has now passed. Please check back for information about the deadline for the 2019/2020 Letter of Intent. For reference only, the 2018/19 Letter of Intent can be downloaded here and in the DOWNLOADS section below. As well, a Letter of Intent Info Packet and FAQ can be downloaded here and below.
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.
2018/19 Funding Application Submission Process
Only organizations that have received official invitation to apply are eligible to submit an application (see APPLICATION DOWNLOAD section below). 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 9, 2018.
Applicants from Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Simpson counties must submit Funding Applications (see APPLICATION DOWNLOAD section below) by: Noon on Friday, March 16, 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 United Way Allocations Calendar:
January 4, 2018 (2pm - 4pm) - Mandatory training for Warren County organizations applying for funding
February 9, 2018 (Noon) - Community Impact Grant Applications due from Warren County organizations.
All Other Counties
January 31, 2018 (2pm - 4pm) - Mandatory training sessions for organizations in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Simpson counties applying for funding
March 16, 2018 (Noon) - Community Impact Grant Applications due from Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Simpson county organizations
Other Important Dates:
March – May: Agency Site Visits and Presentations
Late May/Early June: Funding Notifications to all agencies
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019: Funding cycle (monthly installment payments)
2018/19 FUNDING APPLICATION DOWNLOADS (MUST DOWNLOAD ALL DOCUMENTS):
2018/19 Funding Application (MUST SAVE TO DESKTOP BEFORE ENTERING INFORMATION TO SAVE)
Calendar and Submission Information
2018-19 Letter of Intent - MUST SAVE FILE TO YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE ENTERING INFORMATION IN ORDER TO SAVE PROPERLY