Grants

GRANTS

We're proud to partner with over 25 local agencies and 40 programs to address our community's biggest challenges throughout Benton and Franklin Counties. We periodically solicit competitive applications for funding.

OFF-CYCLE GRANTS

As funds become available, we make targeted grants to the community. In early 2017, we awarded $330,000 to local agencies for small equipment purchases and emerging needs.  In April 2019, we provided $78,000 to address local hunger and homelessness.

New funding for mental and behavioral health

Total funding available is up to $50,000 for local services delivered 8/1/19-6/30/20.

Application opens 4/16/19; online applications must be received before midnight on 5/12/19.  Email grants@uwbfco.org or call 509-783-4102

Eligible organizations may apply for funding in one of the categories below based on the financial attributes of the applying organization:

  • Program Grants: If your organization can provide recent audited or reviewed financial statements (see #8A below), you may apply for up to two grants of $10,000 to $30,000 per program.
  • Capacity Grants: If your organization does not have recent audited or review financial statements (see #8B below), you may apply for up to two grants of $2,000 to $7,000 per program.

WHO CAN APPLY?

To be eligible for funding by United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties, agencies must meet all of the following criteria:

Eligible organizations meet the following criteria:

  1. Provides mental and/or behavioral health services to people in Benton and/or Franklin County, Washington, USA;
  2. Registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in good standing with the IRS;
  3. Registered with the Washington State Secretary of State as a charitable organization;
  4. Complies annually with the USA PATRIOT Act;
  5. Does not engage in discrimination because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law in the delivery of services;
  6. Has an active board of directors that meets with a quorum at least quarterly;
  7. Prepares financial statements at least quarterly which are reviewed and approved by the board of directors;
  8. Provides financial statements as noted below:
  1. Program Grants:  Submits to United Way an audited or reviewed financial statement for the 2017 fiscal year or more recent, following the BBB Wise Giving Alliance guidelines for audit reports (Standard #11). When total annual gross income exceeds $500,000, this statement should be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by an independent certified public accountant who is licensed in Washington State. When total annual gross income is less than $500,000, it is sufficient for this statement to be reviewed by an independent certified public accountant who is licensed in Washington State; or
  2. Capacity Grants:  Submits to United Way a financial statement for the 2017 fiscal year or more recent, following the BBB Wise Giving Alliance guidelines for organizations with less than $250,000 total annual gross income (Standard #11). This statement may be internally produced and must include a balance sheet, statement of support, revenue and expenses, notes, and any other appropriate schedules;
  1. Files a Form 990 or 990-EZ with the Internal Revenue Service annually if gross receipts exceed $50,000, or files a Form 990-N Electronic Notice if gross receipts are at or below $50,000.

OUR 2-YEAR Community Impact Grants

Typical grant cycle:  Every two years, we solicit applications to partner with us in fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. Grants are awarded competitively to programs that align closely with our strategic priorities to address the local areas of greatest need.

Current funding cycle: 7/2018 - 6/2020 with over $580,000 per  year

Next funding cycle: 7/2020 - 6/2022; Next request for 2-year proposals opens in January 2020.

 

Partner Agency Portal

https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=51090U