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Income Community Impact Grant Application 2018

2018 UWPC Agency RFP

Funding period July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021
This is a 3-year funding cycle


United Way of Portage County works to improve lives by advancing the common good and creating opportunities for a better life for everyone. United Way focuses on education, income and health which are the building blocks for a good life. To achieve this mission United Way strategically engages and builds relationships with diverse community stakeholders, contributors and partners to identify community goals, develop impact strategies and implement those strategies in partnership with others. United Way of Portage County funds numerous health and human service programs through our partnership with multiple community service agencies. Program review and grant making is governed by a volunteer review team and approved by United Way’s board of trustees. United Way values accountability, transparency and openness throughout all stages of the decision making process.


  • Additional information may be distributed to panel volunteer during the on-site visit.
  • All proposals must be received at United Way prior to the Feb. 14th deadline.
  • Extensions will not be made to any agency for any reason.
  • All agencies submitting proposals must be in compliance with any current United Way agency agreements.

2018 UWPC RFP Timeline

  • 1/10/18 Agency RFP Available
  • 2/1/18 Grant Review Volunteer Application Deadline
  • 2/14/18 Agency RFP Deadline
  • 2/26/18 Co-chair Orientation
  • 3/5/18 Volunteer Orientation
  • March/April Site Visits
  • 4/23/18 - 4/27/18 Final Presentation Nights
  • 5/1/18 Co-Chair Final Approval
  • 5/8/18 UWPC Executive Committee Approval
  • 5/16/18 UWPC Board of Trustees Approval
  • 6/1/18 Funding Awards Announced
  • 7/1/18 UW Funding Begins
  • 1/31/19 Mid-year Report Due
  • 6/30/21 UW Funding Ends
  • 7/31/19 Year End Report Due



Evaluation Criteria

All applications for United Way funding will be reviewed by an independent group of community volunteers.  All volunteers will evaluate applications using an RFP Scoresheet and a Site Visit Scoresheet.  Volunteers make funding recommendations to United Way's Board of Trustees based on the RFP Scoresheet, Site Visit Scoresheet and how well the proposed program activities align with United Way's focus in the areas of Income.