Community Impact Grant Application

THE APPLICATION PERIOD is NOW CLOSED. PLEASE REFER BACK TO THIS PAGE IN November 2019 FOR INFORMATION ON THE 2020-2022 IMPACT GRANTS.  

Community Impact Grant Application History

In 2016, United Way transitioned to a Community Impact Model to open funding to additional partners, to better align with community needs, and to encourage partner collaboration and impact on community-wide outcomes.  United Way chose to implement this new funding process over the course of five years to allow time for our partners, the community, and our donors to understand and prepare for this successful implementation.

  • In year one, United Way introduced a new grant application process with required measurable outcomes to our currently funded partners. During this time, partner organizations were provided technical support for writing successful grant applications, demonstrating outcome measurement, and implementing program evaluation. United Way’s Investment Review Panel was developed to assist with grant review and funding recommendations.
  • In year two, United Way introduced two funding streams, currently sponsored programs, and new and targeted initiatives. Two separate funding streams allowed new programs to apply for funding. We continued to provide technical support and focus on strengthening output and outcome measurement requirements from currently sponsored programs and incorporated the new programs into our current work, building collaboration among the larger, more comprehensive United Way network.
  • In year three, United Way introduced a multi-year funding cycle, with one-year funding, followed by a one-year renewal of funding, dependent on our United Way campaign success. We continued to provide technical support and focused on strengthening output and outcome measurement requirements and creating shared indicators for community outcomes.
  • In year four, United Way worked with funded partners to focus on shared community outputs and outcomes. With partner input, United Way worked to refine the process of reporting and focused on creating a competitive grant process that has opened funding to non-profits in our service area that fully aligns with our pillars and our communities’ specific needs around health, education and income/financial stability.
  • In our fifth and final year of the community impact transition, United Way has completed the design work and systems necessary for a fully competitive grant process which opens in January of 2020.
  • United Way’s goal moving forward is the creation of a new five-year plan focusing on impacting target issues and community-level goals in our community.

Please see the timeline below regarding the grant application process. For any questions please contact jessica.bleile@dbqunitedway.org

2020-2022 Community Impact Grant Process

Community Training/Discussion

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 10 am-12 pm Keystone AEA (2310 Chaney Road) attendance one day is highly encouraged, Please RSVP jessica.bleile@dbqunitedway.org

Community Training/Discussion

Friday, December 6th, 2019 10 am-12 pm at Keystone AEA (2310 Chaney Road) attendance one day highly encouraged, Please RSVP to jessica.bleile@dbqunitedway.org

Grant Guidelines Available

December 1st, 2019

Grant Application Available

January 2, 2020.

Grant Application Due

Friday, February 14, 2020, by 5 pm, no late submission accepted.

Investment Review Panel Review Process

Monday, February 17th, 2020 - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Board Approval

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Award Announcements

Friday, April 24th, 2020