Request for Proposals 2022

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We are excited to announce the next round of the Respond, Recover, Rebuild Focused Investments! 

UWGCR’s mission is to advance community well-being on a generational scale. This means addressing immediate needs while breaking long-term cycles of exclusion by uprooting systemic structural causes that keep problems in place. To do this we design and lead collaborative efforts, advance initiatives within and across sectors, and award targeted grants that, together, form our organization’s agenda for social impact.  

For the Focused Investments 2022-2023, UWGCR is looking for organizations that equitably, effectively, and sustainably meet individuals’ and families’ immediate basic needs in education, health, and economic well-being in the Greater Capital Region. These investments are made to help people now in a way that sets them up for stability in the long term.

To download a copy of the full RFP with eligibility requirements, please click here.

How to Apply 

We will provide grant funding for two years (2022, 2023) and grants will range from $5,000 to $35,000 per year, subject to the availability of funds. All non-profit 501(c)(3) agencies that include a focus on health, education, and economic well-being that service the 7- county area of the Greater Capital District may apply for funding, subject to meeting general United Way requirements.  FNRCs are not eligible to apply. 

We will be accepting applications from October 4 to October 31 online only.  

To apply you will be directed to an external website, Survey Monkey Apply. If you have not used this platform before, you will be given the option to register. Please register as the organization for which you are submitting an application. If you received funding from us last year, please ensure that your Survey Monkey Apply Profile has your organization information included.  

We will only be accepting applications from organizations. Applications must be submitted through the link below.

BEGIN APPLICATION

To download a copy of the RFP document as a reference please click here.

Questions About The RFP?

Listen to Heather Senecal, UWGCR's Director of Learning & Evaluation, explain in a short video how to start and submit your application on Survey Monkey Apply.

 

Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar on October 12.  We were excited to host an amazing panel of grant writing experts: 

Watch a replay of the Oct. 12 webinar on the grant writing process

 

Zoom Open Office Hours

The Community Impact Team will be holding 4 one-hour open office sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the application window closes on October 31. 

Consider joining one of the open office hours if you have questions about the RFP, the application process, and/or the post-award process. If you want to discuss the particulars of your proposal, you should also pop in for a one-hour session. 

The zoom waiting room will be enabled and we will allow in callers on a first-come, first-served basis. 

There is no need to pre-register and you can join in at any time during that hour period. 

Pop in and chat with us! 

  • Tuesday, October 19 at 1 pm.  Join here 
  • Thursday, October 21 at 9 am. Join here 
  • Tuesday, October 26 at 1 pm. Join here 
  • Thursday, October 28 at 9 am. Join here 

You can also email CommunityImpact@unitedwaygcr.org if you have any questions.  We will do our best to respond in a timely manner. 

Resources 

As you are developing your grant application, we have assembled a few resources.  

Frequently Asked Questions from the Webinar 

We have compiled the questions and provided our answers and feedback. Thank you to everyone who submitted a question!

You can download the FAQs here.

Global Results Framework (GRF) 

While you will not be required to submit a full data collection and reporting plan in the application, we are asking that you select indicators that you could collect data and report on during the grant period. The Community Impact Team will work with successful grantees to develop the reporting plan post-award.