The United Way of Washington County would like to welcome Washington County nonprofits to learn more about submitting Community Impact Preliminary Applications for consideration of the multi-year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022) Community Impact Grants. A MANDATORY Information Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center, located at 240 Wellness Way, Washington PA. If a nonprofit is interested in submitting a preliminary application, a nonprofit representative is required to attend this meeting.
This mandatory meeting will explain how to submit a Community Impact Preliminary Application, the requirements for submission and other details of the process. Based on community needs, the United Way of Washington County’s funding priorities focus on the areas of education, financial stability and health. Nonprofits will be able to submit their preliminary applications during the time period of November 1 through November 30, 2019. In December 2019, those nonprofits who have been approved to continue the process will be notified and invited to submit formal Community Impact Grant Applications.
Funding recommendations will be made by community members who volunteer to participate on the Community Impact Grant Panels. These community members give of their time to review the grant applications, ask relevant questions to the nonprofit representatives about the programs to be funded, and make their recommendations to the United Way of Washington County Board of Directors for its final approval in June 2020. Approval of the grants will be based on the panelists’ recommendations, merits of the programs, community need and funding dollars available.
Executive Director of the United Way of Washington County, P. Ann Hrabik, MBA, CFRE, expressed, “The Community Impact Fund, which is supported by our valued Workplace Giving Campaign Partners and their employees, corporations and organizations’ sponsorship support, as well as our generous individual donors, allows funding of essential programs in Washington County. Currently, we provide $267,481 of funding for 30 programs of 16 nonprofits to improve the lives of individuals in Washington County in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.”
If a nonprofit is interested to learn more and plans to attend the meeting, please R.S.V.P. by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 25, 2019. The email should include the name of the nonprofit, the name of the program seeking funding, the area(s) of focus – education, financial stability and/or health, and the name of the representative who plans to attend the mandatory meeting and his/her contact information. If additional representatives plan to attend, please add their names to the email message.
The mission of the United Way of Washington County is to unite people, resources and organizations to improve lives in Washington County. The United Way of Washington County envisions a community where everyone achieves their human potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.