Funding Request Documents
2013 Investment Process
For a decade, United Way of Madison County worked to balance scarce resources with our aspiration to create visible change in our community. Two years ago, we joined a group of like-minded local United Ways convened by United Way Worldwide staff and consultants to learn how to tap into the potential of our individual communities to get more done. The result is a three-part funding process that seeks to specifically address two critical community issues and continue to support basic and other needs.
"We are a collection of like-minded people and organizations that have the potential to be a very powerful global, social movement if we can come together around our values, our principles and our beliefs," said Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide. He was describing the aspirations of the United Way movement as a result of the mobilization work over the past three years. By aligning organizations locally and across the country and even the world, we believe we can create greater impact on the lives of people--those who need assistance and those who want to live in more engaged, vibrant communities.
Impact funding seeks a common outcome for the community and focuses a variety of services and supports to help individuals achieve the outcome. Funded partners will join other partners in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to work together to increase collaboration and communication so that we build a true communitywide effort to make measurable progress: more children -- whether cared for at home or with child care providers -- will enter school with the skills necessary to succeed; more individuals will have skills to secure employment at a living wage; more families will have the resources to manage their resources and build assets.
The impact areas will also seek to involve everyone in the community through conversations, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy, in addition to donor investments in services. It's how we hope to experience living united in Madison County.
"Change only happens when a critical mass of the right people commits to that change."
*For all applications please fill out electronically, save to your computer and e-mail completed word doc. to Nancy Vaughan at email@example.com. We are aware that there have been problems with the pdf. applications and have uploaded the word versions as a temporary solution. We apologize for the incovencience. You are welcome to call our office at 765-643-7493 if you have any questions. Thank-you for your work in our community.
*All funding notices will be sent out by March 29, 2013
-Early Childhood Introduction--Outlines Deadlines and Instructions
-Letter of Intent (LOI)--Due via e-mail on October 1st, 2012 by 5 pm
-Full Proposal (Invitation Only)--Due via e-mail on January 14, 2013 by 5 pm
-Mini Grant Introduction--Outlines Deadlines and Instructions
-Mini Grant Application--Due via e-mail on March 1, 2013 by 5 pm