United Way of
Central WV

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Community Impact Grants awarded to nonprofits are how donors invest local dollars in our communities. We depend on strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations to make Central West Virginia better for everyone.

How the Funding Process Works

United Way of Central WV's funding decisions are made through an annual competitive application process in order to direct grant funding to the most effective programs.  Grant dollars are invested in high performing nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with our four impact areas of education, health, financial stability and safety net (basic needs).   Citizen Review Teams, made up of trained community volunteers, review the Community Impact Grants, conduct site visits and make fund allocation recommendations to United Way's Board of Directors.  The Board is responsible for all final funding decisions.  Organizations receiving funds are accountable for the responsible use of those funds and must file mid-year and final reports measuring their service impact. 

5 Steps to Apply for Funding

Step 1: 
Confirm your organization is an incorporated nonprofit and has tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code that operates in Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and/or Putnam Counties.

Step 2: 
Assess if your organization aligns with United Way's  funding priorities.

Step 3: 
Review the  Letter of Intent Guidelines and Impact Areas and submit a  Letter of Intent form and required attachments to  grant@unitedwaycwv.org by January 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.   

Step 4:
Receive notification from United Way by February 1, 2018 if the organization is invited to submit the full grant application.

Step 5:
If invited, attend mandatory application training and submit full grant application to the United Way office by March 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, call 304.340.3521 or  email lhudnall@unitedwaycwv.org .
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