PARTNER AGENCY INVESTMENT PROCESS AND APPLICATION FOR FUNDING FOR 2019-2021
Spokane County United Way views its grantees as partners in addressing complex social needs and looks for opportunities to assist in building capacity, improving systems, and engaging volunteers. We are looking to fund programs / organizations who are addressing social needs in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. Funding is generally awarded as a two-year grant with a semiannual review of accomplishments and outcomes. As a steward of donor funds, Spokane County United Way invests in organizations with sound financial practices. Spokane County United Way prefers not to be the sole funding source of a program / agency. We encourage recipients to use Spokane County United Way funds to leverage additional state, federal, and private funding. Click here to review Spokane County United Way's complete Investment Strategies.
To be eligible your organization / program must operate in Spokane County and be a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization or a 170(c)(1) governmental entity.
Current Grant Opportunities
For Current Partner Agencies Requesting Renewal:
For existing Partner Agencies requesting renewal for an existing United Way funded program, please submit a Program Support Grant application (use existing FY19 grant amount in the budget). For existing Partner Agencies interested in switching from a Program Support Grant to a General Operations Grant, please contact Sally Pritchard (509-324-5033), VP Community Impact or Andrey Muzychenko (509-324-5030), Director of Community Investments.
For Organizations that Applied Via the Letter of Interest Process in January 2019:
For organizations that applied via the Letter of Interest process in January 2019 and were invited to submit a full application, Spokane County United Way is offering two funding opportunities - General Operations Grant ($10,000 - $15,000 annually) and Program Support Grant ($30,000 annually). Please review the funding options below. Generally, an organization may not receive both program support and operational support.
General Operations Grants are viewed by Spokane County United Way as:
- Support for an organization's mission rather than specific projects or programs. The funding will provide the working capital necessary to sustain an organization's overall financial health.
- A partnership between Spokane County United Way and an organization whose missions align with the Investment Strategies Guidelines.
- Flexible funding to be used at the discretion of the recipient. Funding may provide an opportunity to increase general operational capacity by investing in professional staff, staff development, delivery systems and organizational commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
- Measurable with quality metrics to better understand the impact of the grantee's work and the impact of Spokane County United Way funds. These metrics will be defined in partnership between the grantee and Spokane County United Way.
Program Support Grants are viewed by Spokane County United Way as:
- Support of a nonprofit organization's program that is aligned with one of Spokane County United Way's strategies:
- Sustain or increase the capacity of existing quality programs
- Launch innovative pilot projects addressing existing and emerging social needs
- Support collaborative grants / networks targeted at a particular population or issue
- Funding for prevention and intervention programs, as both are critically important for long-term impact.
- Flexible funding to be used within the scope of a funded program.
- Measurable with quality metrics detailing better-off outcomes (Results Based Accountability framework).
Program and General Operations Grants Applications are due by Friday, March 15, 2019.
Spokane County United Way's Board of Directors will finalize funding decisions by May 31, 2019.
We are here to support you in this process. If you need technical assistance please contact Lisa Curtis, Director of Communications and Marketing. For content or process questions please contact Sally Pritchard, VP Community Impact (509) 324-5033, or Andrey Muzychenko, Director of Community Investments (509) 324-5030.
1. To complete our application process please start by creating an agency account. In order to complete the application process you must have an account.
- If you do not have an account please - CREATE AN ACCOUNT by clicking here.
- Already have an account - LOG IN by clicking here. After you log in, scroll to the bottom of this page and the fillable application will display.
2. You may save your application as a draft and return at a later date to finish and submit your application.
3. Once you create a user account you will have access to:
- Complete the web based portion of the form.
- Upload the documents provided to you in advance via email.
4. We are always here to assist you in this process.
You should have received all necessary documents to complete the upload process below. If you feel you are missing information please contact Andrey Muzychenko, Director of Community Investments, (509) 324-5030.