United Way accepting community grant applications


Brattleboro >> The United Way of Windham County is creating HOPE in Windham County by investing in health, opportunity, prosperity, and education initiatives.

UWWC's annual Community Impact Grant priorities align with the 14 community outcomes related to these areas, which can be found online at www.unitedwaywindham.org. All non-profit organizations with programs related to these priorities that serve Windham County are invited to apply for a Community Impact Grant. Applicants providing basic needs may apply for up to $2,500 and programs aligning to the 12 additional outcomes may apply for up to $10,000. The funding of successful applications will begin on July 1.

To help Windham County nonprofits learn about its target community outcomes, updated online grant application, and the application review process, UWWC will be holding two grant seeker forums on Feb. 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the United Way office at 1 Holstein Place in Brattleboro and on Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parks Place, 44 School Street, Bellows Falls.

Attendance at one of these "lunch and learn" sessions is not mandatory, but interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be provided and participants are invited to bring their lunch. The next Community Impact grant deadline is March 15 and complete eligibility information and a grant timeline can be found on the UWWC's website at www.unitedwaywindham.org.

The community impact process of identifying community needs, investing resources and evaluating United Way's impact is ongoing and will continue to involve individuals and organizations serving Windham County. For more information or to RSVP for a Grant Seeker Forum, please contact Sue Graff, UWWC Community Investment Director, at 802.257.4011 x113 or sue@unitedwaywindham.org.

To stay up-to-date on UWWC's community goals and results, community grants schedule, and community-based initiatives, visit www.unitedwaywindham.org to sign up for its monthly e-newsletter or find United Way of Windham County on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UWWindham.


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