Community Investment Grants

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Community Investment Grants - Montgomery County

APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSED APRIL 3, 2020

What sets United Way apart from other nonprofit organizations serving the River Region is the fact that we assess community needs before we fund programs to address those needs. River Region United Way (RRUW) currently funds more than 80 programs and works closely with 40+ affiliate agencies in four key focus areas: Health, Education, Financial Stability and Basic Needs. While these programs directly impact nearly 130,000 lives every year, there are sometimes very specific needs for programs and services that still need to be addressed or require additional support.

RRUW conducts Community Needs Assessments for our five-county region on a rotating three-year cycle:

Year 1 - Autauga & Elmore Counties
Year 2 - Lowndes & Macon Counties
Year 3 - Montgomery County

2020 Community Investment Grants will help bridge gaps in services for people served in Montgomery County. To help identify and prioritize needs, volunteers serving on our Community Impact Council conducted needs assessment surveys (in fall of 2019) to obtain feedback from local citizens and community leaders in Montgomery County. These surveys addressed the community’s perceptions of the most pressing local issues and priorities, as well as their perceptions of how well these issues are currently being addressed. Based on the results of these assessments, it was determined that the following community needs require additional funding for programs serving Montgomery County:

• Poverty which leads to food insecurity and homelessness

• Mental health services for children and those with autism or learning disabilities

 


Grant Categories:

HEALTH/Basic Needs for Children and/or Adults

Funding:  Up to $20,000

Specific Focus Area: This grant addresses food insecurity for children and/or adults.

Deadline to Apply:  April 3, 2020 (by 11:59pm)

1. The applicant must have had a health, community and or human service program in the River Region for at least three years.
2. The grant application could be for a one-time purchase or short-term project.
3. The proposed program generates community interest and volunteer participation.
4. The proposed program has potential for sustainability.
5. The proposed program may be part of a (volunteer or funding) collaborative effort with other organizations.

EDUCATION/Mental Health Services for Children with Autism,
or Programs for Children with Autism or Learning Disabilities

Funding:  Up to $25,000

Specific Focus Area: This grant addresses mental health services for children with autism, or educational programs for children with autism or learning disabilities.

Deadline to Apply:  April 3, 2020 (by 11:59pm)

1. The applicant must have had a health, community and or human service program in the River Region for at least three years.
2. The grant application could be for a one-time purchase or short-term project.
3. The proposed program generates community interest and volunteer participation.
4. The proposed program has potential for sustainability.
5. The proposed program may be part of a (volunteer or funding) collaborative effort with other organizations.

 


 

Important Information: Any qualifying 501c(3) organization may apply for these funds, whether an RRUW affiliate agency or not, between March 3 and April 3, 2020. Certain criteria must be met, and a brief Eligibility Quiz is available at the link below, along with a link to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Note: the electronic application itself is not accessible until you first pass the Eligibility Quiz.

Collaborations with existing area agencies/organizations are encouraged!

Do we qualify? To determine if your organization qualifies, please take our Eligibility Quizand refer to the FAQs

Deadline to Apply: Grant applications will be accepted online only during the period of March 3 through April 3, 2020 (by 11:59pm).

Questions?  For more information, please contact Ann Cooperor Joseph Menefee

We look forward to receiving your application!