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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 is October 22nd at 4 pm. 

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.

The Letter of Intent form can be found and completed here: https://forms.gle/ZF9SUytVV6F2EjkdA

Important Dates

September 24th, 2019: Letter of Intent packet available on UWSK website

October 22nd, 2019: Letter of Intent packet due by 4 pm

December 13nd, 2019: Invitation to complete full UWSK Community Impact Grant Application. 


2020 United Way Allocations Calendar:

Warren County

Week of December 16th, 2019 - Funding application available on www.uwsk.org

Week of January 6th, 2020 - Training for Warren County organizations applying for funding - Location: TBA

 February 7th, 2020- Community Impact Grant Applications due from Warren County organizations by NOON

Week of February 17th, 2020 - Volunteer Training - Materials will be distributed and site visits will be scheduled

Week of March 2nd, 2020 - Site Visits begin on this date

May 8th, 2020 - Site visits to be completed by this date

May 22nd, 2020 - Funding Notification begins

July 1st, 2020 - June 30, 2020 - Funding Cycle (monthly installment payments)


All Other Counties

Week of December 16th, 2019 - Funding application available on www.uwsk.org

Week of January 27th, 2020 -  Training for organizations in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Simpson Counties - Location: TBA

March 13th, 2020 - Community Impact Grant Applications due from Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Simpson county organizations by NOON

March 13th, 2020 - Volunteer Recruitment begins

Week of March 30th, 2020 - Site visits begin on this date

May 8th, 2020 - Site visits to be completed on this date

May 22nd, 2020 - Funding Notification begins

July 1st, 2020 - June 30th, 2021 - Funding Cycle (quarterly installment payments)


2020 United Way Site Visit Outline

Warren County (held at your organization’s office)

March 2nd– May 8th

  • Allocation Team Pre-Meeting (approximately 15 minutes)
  • Program Review (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Program Budget (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Questions & facility tour- if appropriate (approximately 15 minutes)
  • Allocations Team Post-Meeting (15 minutes)

All Other Counties (held at a central location, TBD)

March 30th – May 8th   

  • Program Review (approximately 15 minutes)
  • Program Budget (approximately 10 minutes)
  • Questions (approximately 5 minutes)


2020/21 FUNDING DOWNLOADS:

ATTACHMENT A - MOA

BUDGET INSTRUCTIONS

PROGRAM AND AGENCY BUDGET 2019



ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS:

Policies and Procedures for Funded Agencies

Allocations Calendar (Warren County)

Allocations Calendar (Partner Counties)

Submission and Site Visit Outline