Minimum Requirements to Apply for Funding
At a minimum, organizations must meet all of the following criteria to apply for and receiving funding through the Community Impact Fund:
Be recognized as an organization exempt from federal income tax under I.R.S Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 1986.
Be primarily involved in providing program(s) and services that are health, education or human-service related and directly serve the UWGA 13-county service area residents. The agency must maintain a local office with regular office hours and telephone availability.
Maintain a current registration with the Georgia Secretary of State office.
Have an independent governing body consisting of at least nine voting members who are resident volunteers. This governing body has the authority to decide policy and strategic direction with respect to the agency’s programs, administration and finances, in accordance with the organization’s By-Laws, and who shall meet at least four times per year. Paid staff must not be a voting member of the Board.
Maintain a non-discrimination policy or plan that does not discriminate on the basis of race, cultural heritage, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual.
Have an annual audit (if applicable) performed by a certified public accountant that is licensed and in good standing with the state of Georgia.
Prepare annual tax return IRS 990 Form.