For Non Profits

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.

 
United Way of the Inland Valleys is pleased to announce a competitive funding opportunity for the 2017 calendar year. If your agency is interested in applying for funding, please see the United Way focus areas and priorities below.  As a part of the Competitive Grant Application, Each agency will be required to submit a short Letter of Intent (LOI) as the first step towards possible funding. If your LOI is approved, then you will be asked to submit a grant application.

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.

Specific Strategies

  • 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.

Specific Strategies

  • 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.

Specific Strategies

  • 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.  

  1. 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.
  2. 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.  
  3. The agency meets the UWIV Non-discrimination policy UWIV NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY.pdf 
  4. The agency meets the UWIV Accountability standards policy  ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS POLICY.pdf
  5. Agency has a volunteer board of directors which functions in accordance with agency bylaws and maintains accurate and complete records of its corporate functioning.
  6. Agency provides evidence of adequate financial accountability and accounting procedures  
  7. 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
  8. 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.  
  9. Review or audit must be the most recent fiscal year-end report and no older than 18 months prior to the application deadline.
  10. UWIV funding is no more than 25% of the program.