Funding Opportunities

Program Funding:

The United Way of Midland understands that the achievement of the Community Impact goals requires substantial, longer- term investments in the most exceptional programs in the areas of Education, Self Sufficiency and Health.  All program funding awarded through the Community Impact - Program Funding process are three-year multi-year funding.  
 
Request for Proposal (RFP)-
The Request for Proposal (RFP) process assumes zero-based funding. All requests are reviewed competitively and without consideration to prior or current funding.  

Request for Continuation of Funding (RCF)-
Organizations currently receiving program funding in the other focus areas are required to complete a Request for Continuation of Funding (RCF).  All RCF, requests are reviewed with consideration to prior or current funding.

  • Proposals: The grant portal is open to receive proposals in early January and are due in February.  
  • Timeline:  Site visits (RFP only) are performed and proposals are evaluated/ scored by Volunteer Community Review Panels from Feb – April.  Program Funding allocation awards are notified by late April.  Program Funding run from July of award year to June of the following year.  
  • Requirements: The  following  requirements  must  be  met  in  order  for  a  program  to receive funding through the Grants Process:
    -501 (C) 3 Nonprofit
    -The proposed program must be a Health and human service organization serving Midland County.
    -Governed by a local volunteer board
    -The proposed program must align with at least one of United Way of Midland’s Community Impact Focus Area  Goals.
     

Community Initiatives:

Collaborative effort (3 or more partners) that addresses an identified United Way of Midland Community outcome in one of the three Focus Areas: education, self-sufficiency and health.

  • Timeline: To be determined by United Way of Midland Board of Directors
  • Requirements:
    -Fiscal agent must have audited financials.
    -The program must serve clients in Midland County.
    -The proposed program must align with at least one of United Way of Midland’s Community Impact Focus Area  Goals.
     

Community Grants:

United Way offers Community Grants up to $15,000 to Non-profit health and human service organizations for:
-New Programs
-Creative responses to pressing identified needs
-One-Time Projects
-Program Expansion
  • Proposals: The grant portal is open to receive proposals in mid-August and are due mid-Sept.
  • Timeline:  Proposals are reviewed and evaluated by a Volunteer Community Review Panel which consists Community Volunteers.  Grants are awarded in the October and run from Nov of the current year to Oct of the following year.  
  • Requirements:
    -The program must serve clients in Midland County.
     -The proposed program must align with at least one of the United Way of Midland’s Community Impact Focus   Area Goals.