2017 Application for Funding:

The United Way of Greater Williamsburg 2017 Community Investment application is a closed application. If you are not currently a United Way of Greater Williamsburg funded agency, you are not eligible to apply for 2017 funding from the United Way of Greater Williamsburg.

Applications are due by 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Applications must be submitted via our online granting system powered by CommunityForce at: https://uwgwgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx#4371597136646D517975544F5976596D4E73384E69673D3D.

2017 Community Investment Guidelines:

Welcome to the United Way of Greater Williamsburg Community Investment process. Our United Way Community Investment Committee is looking forward to working with you to learn about your human service programs. United Way’s online grant application must be used by agencies requesting grant funding from United Way of Greater Williamsburg (UWGW). The online application is available at https://uwgwgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx.

One application is required for each agency program.

Applications are due by 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

United Way of Greater Williamsburg reserves the right to ask for additional documentation such as financial audits, IRS 990s, board of directors membership lists, and 501(c)3 determination letters during the application review process.

Agency and Program Eligibility

United Way of Greater Williamsburg awards funds to human service programs operated by non-profit agencies in the Greater Williamsburg community.

Eligible agencies must:

1.      Have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status under the IRS Code;

2.      Serve residents in the Greater Williamsburg community;

3.      Have been in operation for over one (1) year;

4.      Provide program outcome measures that demonstrate the effective delivery of beneficial health and/or human services; and

5.      Have received United Way of Greater Williamsburg funding in 2016

UWGW funds may not be used for programs or projects that require program recipients or beneficiaries to participate in religious activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytizing. If grant funds are awarded and required religious activity is discovered after an award has been made, UWGW reserves the right to demand repayment of award funds and to discontinue the grant award.

In all activities, lead applicant agencies and partner agencies may not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual preference, age, marital or veteran status. Such discrimination is against the policies of UWGW and if discovered will disqualify an application from consideration for grant funds. If grant funds are awarded and any discrimination is discovered after an award has been made, UWGW reserves the right to demand repayment of award funds and to discontinue the grant award.

 

United Way Funding Priorities

United Way of Greater Williamsburg invests funds in program that support four funding priorities listed below.

  1. Poverty Alleviation/Financial Stability

United Way of Greater Williamsburg invests in programs that provide support to low-income families in the Greater Williamsburg community. Poverty alleviation or financial stability programs offer assistance for basic needs such as shelter and food or services such as financial counseling or transitional housing programs to help provide paths out of poverty.

  1. Education

United Way of Greater Williamsburg invests in educational programs for children and adults that help create a firm foundation for success in career and in life. Educational programs include mentoring programs for young adults, learning programs for adults and children with disabilities, and literacy programs for adults.

  1. Healthy Lifestyles

United Way of Greater Williamsburg invests in programs that promote health opportunities and healthy lifestyles. Health-related programs include assistance to support independent living, meal delivery, and counseling programs.

United Way does not currently invest in programs that provide medical care or medical treatment to clients.

  1. Emerging Needs 

United Way of Greater Williamsburg will invest in other such programs that may address emerging needs in the community. United Way encourages innovation and

Funding priorities are meant to serve as a guide to applicant agencies. United Way considers poverty alleviation, education, healthy lifestyles, and emerging needs programs on an equal basis; no one category is given precedence over another.

 

Award Amounts

Applicant agencies may apply for funding up to the amount received in 2016.

In year 2016, United Way of Greater Williamsburg awarded grants to 24 programs operated by 16 non-profits in the Greater Williamsburg community. The average award amount for a single program was $16,706.