There are some significant changes to the application process for United Way grants for the 2021-22 grant cycle (funding period July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022).
 
This is a two part application. The first part is a Common Application, shared with the City of Bellingham's Housing, Human and Social Services grants. The second part is a United Way-specific Addendum.
 
Please submit your application and all required documentation by 4pm on Friday, February 12th, 2021. 

There are two ways to submit your application:
  • Through this online survey monkey - includes both the Common Application and United Way-specific Addendum and an area to upload all required documentation OR
  • By submitting the Common Application and United Way-specific Addendum Word documents via email to Mike Weinstein at mweinstein@unitedwaywhatcom.org.
Submit your application only once: online or via email, not both.

If you plan to submit online, we recommend that you draft your responses to each question and then copy them into the online submission form.

We recommend you review the Memorandum of Understanding and the Agency Relations Policy posted on our website prior to submitting your application. 
Common Application Part A: COVER PAGE

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* Agency Contact Information:

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* Executive Director:

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* RFQ Contact (If different from ED):

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* Program Information:

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* How much funding (per year) are you requesting for this program? (A typical award range is $8,000 to $50,000 per year, depending on the program type.)

Common Application Part B: AGENCY INFORMATION
Please limit your responses to no more than two pages for questions 1-5.

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* Agency Mission. Please paste of copy of your agency’s mission statement below.

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* Agency Beneficiaries. Who are your primary clients or beneficiaries? Please describe the demographics your organization serves, and total number of beneficiaries served per year.

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* Qualifications and expertise. Briefly summarize your agency’s qualifications and expertise (e.g., years of operation, accreditations, experience of staff members, number of volunteers). Please mention any recent major organizational changes.

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* Racial Equity and Social Justice. What steps has your organization taken to address issues of racial equity and social justice within your agency? Which steps are complete, and which are planned or ongoing?

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* Funding and partnerships. List your organization’s major funding sources from greatest to least (dollar amounts not necessary). Please mention any anticipated or recent changes in your future funding or financial position.

Common Application Part C: PROGRAM INFORMATION
Please limit your responses to no more than two pages for the next five questions.

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* Program Summary. Briefly summarize the program and its core activities in one or two sentences.

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* Program Purpose. Identify the community need(s) that the program addresses. What are the measurable outcomes that will result from the services provided?

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* Program Beneficiaries. What is the target population and geographic area of the program? Estimate how many clients this program will serve per year.

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* Funding Needs. This question is for past grant recipients. If you are a new applicant, you may leave this question blank. Has the amount of financial support requested changed since your last application? If so, please explain what factors have influenced the change in your request.

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* Program Status. How long has this program been in operation in Whatcom County? Are you making any changes in how you offer services due to COVID-19? If this is a new program, how far along is your agency in the planning process? What resources has your organization already invested?

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