Request for Ideas

INVESTMENT STRATEGY FRAMEWORK
United Way is focusing on interventions that will support community members during crisis and move them towards stability. United Way is looking for new, innovative and/or proven programs and ideas for children and families, working age adults, and seniors in our communities targeting the investment strategies below.

Poverty Strategy - United Way seeks to ensure that poverty in our community does not impact children, working adults, or seniors.  For this round of funding, within this strategy, UWSGC invites proposals that address affordable housing, workforce development, or school readiness.  

Mental Health Strategy -  United Way seeks to ensure our entire community receives the healthcare they are entitled to, specifically mental health in the wake of the pandemic.  For this round of funding, within this strategy, United Way invites proposals that address mental health programs. 

Healthy Communities Strategy - The pandemic brought the need for food as one of the most important needs in our County.  United Way seeks to ensure that all people are nourished with food.  For this round of funding, within this strategy, United Way invites proposals that collectively address food insecurity programs. 

  



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* 2. What is the name of your agency or organization?

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* 3. What is your Executive Director's name?

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* 4. What is your EIN number?

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* 5. Who is the primary contact for this proposal?

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* 6. What is the primary contact's email address?

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* 7. What is the primary contact's phone number?

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* 8. What is you general operating budget?

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* 9. REQUEST FOR IDEAS PROJECT NARRATIVE AND BUDGET
Answer the following questions in narrative form. Your submission may not exceed 5,000 characters. We strongly recommend you draft the narrative outside of the survey and copy and paste the final submission.

- Describe the challenge you seek to address, the population(s) who will benefit, and the geographic scope of the concept.
- Describe your innovative solution. How does this solution contribute to ensuring the here & now needs are met in the identified Investment Area?
- How are you creating a racial equity culture in your organization and how is it embodied through your work and specifically with this solution?
- How was this need identified in the community by your organization? Why is your organization the one to provide a solution? How is your organization positioned to facilitate this solution?
- How would funding from United Way impact your organization’s ability to facilitate this solution? What type of support would you need to move into a full proposal?
- What are your anticipated outcomes for this solution?

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* 10. Provide a line item budget.

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* 11. Provide a project budget narrative. Include the total cost of the program/project and any additional secured funding. (1,000 characters maximum).

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