Requests for the 2021 Live United Mini-Grants Are Now Being Accepted!
INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTS
“LIVE UNITED” Mini-Grant Request
Description, Focus, Criteria, Requirements, Process
The United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) is looking to provide financial support to small non-profits located in and serving residents of Gloucester County. It is our goal to provide one-time competitive grants up to $1,500 to support the work of agency programs that are making a difference in peoples’ lives here in our community. Please read through the information provided below for guidelines and the timetable. Only completed applications received by the deadline will be accepted. The purpose of the LIVE UNITED Mini-Grant Program is to provide a simple process for funding to great programs that serve residents throughout Gloucester County. The program offers funding support beyond the standard UWGC allocations process as to remain responsive to nonprofit organizational and community needs.
Special consideration will be given to programs that are designed to improve racial or ethnic inclusion in the community and/or close racial gaps by addressing factors that contribute to a lack of racial equity in regard to economic, educational, legal, or health outcomes for members of Gloucester County.
Grants will be awarded on a one-time basis to support community programs. The Grant could be used to supplement/enhance an ongoing program or for a critical one-time need. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus supporting the UWGC community priorities related to education, financial empowerment, and/or health. The agency should not be currently receiving funds via the standard allocations process.
Education: Efforts that prepare and/or support school-age children in early education, youth development, which promotes academic success, increased high school graduation rates, life skills, and successful advancement to post-secondary education and/or career pursuits.
Financial Stability: Efforts that promote financial literacy, stability and asset building; provides families and individuals with life skills that support financial responsibility, credit management, job training and employment assistance. These efforts include assistance with basic needs.
Health: Efforts that promote access to healthcare or health coverage and/or health education; provide resources for preventative measures; programming designed to combat childhood obesity.
A critical need may also include the purchase of supplies/equipment, and/or provision for staff training that is essential for program operations. Please note: A critical need does not include a contribution to a capital campaign, fundraising, deficit funding or operational expenses.
Submission is limited to one application for one program per agency.
UWGC will only consider funding applicants that meet the following criteria:
• Organization must be a non-profit 501(c) 3
• Must have a physical location and provide services to residents of Gloucester County
• Local organization, not a part of a national organization
Agencies who are not a currently funded UWGC Partner Agency are encouraged to apply.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
A complete application contains the following:
Completed form as a “Word” document
Submit a copy of 501(c) 3 tax-exempt form from the IRS showing your agency’s EIN number
A copy of the IRS 990 or 990 EZ form
Completed and signed Anti-Terrorism Form (included in mailing)
Submission of Agency Logo for Marketing materials