Foundation / Corporation
United Way of Merced County
04/17/20 4:00 PM
Grants of $2,000 to California nonprofit organizations, schools, and governmental organizations to enhance the quality of life for residents in eligible communities. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to support programs that promote education, financial stability, and health. This program should benefit the residents of Merced County.
United Way of Merced County is committed to creating lasting change with measurable improvements for people in need. Our vision is to create a thriving community where adults and children have access to education, financial stability and good health, which are the building blocks to self-sufficiency and a high quality of life. As part of that commitment, United Way of Merced County invests in organizations that provide programs and services that align with our strategic priorities.
United Way of Merced County has shifted to a community impact model and will be aligning the majority of our donor dollars to focus on a specific outcome(s) to be determined during each planning year.
Education: School Success, Increase graduation rates, Health Education, Improving student literacy
Academic and social supports for students in low to moderate-income families; out of school learning opportunities; social, cognitive and emotional well-being, medical, and dental services.
Programs that help increase the number of students graduating from high school and preparing for employment. Areas may include: school readiness, literacy, early grade reading proficiency, middle grade success, high school graduation, and post-secondary success – Vocational education or college graduation.
Financial Stability: Financial Independence
Access to financial coaching, free tax preparation; benefits enrollment, housing counseling, entrepreneurship assistance, emergency assistance, financial management workshops and credit counseling for low to moderate-income.
Health: Healthy Eating & Active Living, Basic Needs Support
Access to healthier food choices for children and families; nutrition education; physical activity and education and youth obesity prevention in low to moderate income schools/communities.
Emergency and basic needs supports for individuals and families, including clothing, food, shelter, rent and utility assistance; access to prescription assistance, primary medical, dental, vision and mental health care.
Organizations may apply for funds to start a new program or for the expansion of an existing program.
Grant funding can be used for operational, administrative, staffing and supply expenses required to support the program.
GrantWatch ID#: 183577
Program period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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