UPDATE: Grant cycle timeline
December 2016: 2017 Grants Awards announced
July 2017: 2018 Grant Applications Open
August 2017: 2018 Grant Applications Due
December 2017: 2018 Grants Awards announced.
In order to submit an LOI you will need to select which focus area your program aligns with. The following is a detailed description of our focus areas of Health, Education, & Financial Stability:
United Way Focus Areas and Priorities
HEALTH: Impact Priorities: Improve the health of all people through healthy living resources.
- Strengthen families to reduce domestic and family violence
- Increase access to nutritious foods for families and individuals
- Nurture young people’s potential by encouraging positive behaviors
- Provide health related outreach, education, and prevention to families and individualsHelp families & individuals in need of transitional living
Types of programs that would fall under the health priority include but are not limited to: adult day care services, mental health, health & wellness, perinatal services, food pantries and emergency and homeless shelters, etc.
EDUCATION: Impact Priorities: Help today’s youth to achieve their ultimate potential.
- Increase family literacy
- Increase early grade reading proficiency
- Provide information and resources needed to raise and nurture young children
- Address barriers to learning
Types of programs that would fall under the Education priority include but are not limited to: STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math), afterschool programs, tutoring/mentoring, college preparation, parent engagement, literacy programs, etc.
FINANCIAL STABILITY: Impact Priorities: Ensure all individuals, children, and seniors have the resources and opportunities to obtain financial stability.
- Increase Income & savings
- Increase and build financial assets for long term stability
- Find & maintain employment
- Obtain greater financial stability
Types of programs that would fall under the Financial Stability priority to include but are not limited to: Assistance such as VITA & EITC, financial literacy, career exploration and training, etc.
Eligibility Application Requirements: After submission of this LOI, please note that these are UWIV Expectations that must be met to receive funding.
- UWIV funding will be used for programs that will have a lasting impact on individuals, children, and seniors within Riverside County in the areas of Health, Education, & Financial Stability.
- Agency keeps accurate program/service records and appropriate and record-keeping procedures to ensure adequate reporting and accountability while protecting rights of service recipients. Data collection includes demographic data on service recipients.
- The agency meets the UWIV Non-discrimination policy UWIV NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY.pdf
- The agency meets the UWIV Accountability standards policy ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS POLICY.pdf
- Agency has a volunteer board of directors which functions in accordance with agency bylaws and maintains accurate and complete records of its corporate functioning.
- Agency provides evidence of adequate financial accountability and accounting procedures
- If you are an agency invited to apply with a budget of $500,000 or more, you will be required to provide a most recent certified audit which will be attached in the Attachments section of application
- If you are an agency invited to apply with a budget of $100,001 to $499,999, you will be required to provide a most recent CPA financial review that will be attached in the Attachments section of application.
- Review or audit must be the most recent fiscal year-end report and no older than 18 months prior to the application deadline.
- UWIV funding is no more than 25% of the program.