Grant Opportunities

 

The United Way Grant Cycle is Now OPEN

Please click on your county tab below to learn more about the grant process in your county.

 

LIVE UNITED Mini-Grants provide a simplified funding process for programs that serve Walla Walla and Columbia counties.

Please read through the information provided below for guidelines and the timetable. Only completed applications received by the deadline (12 noon, April 16, 2021) will be considered.

Mini-Grant awards are contingent upon available funding. Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate the intended use of funds in a budget format. United Way of the Blue Mountains reserves the right to reject or reduce an applicant’s requested amount.

Eligibility Criteria:
UWBMT will only consider funding applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Programming and/or events must focus on Health, Education, or Financial Stability in support of families and the developmental needs of children.
  • Organization must be a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization at the time of application. If tax- exempt status has been applied for but not yet granted, UWBMT will not accept the application for funding.
  • Organization must have a physical location in and/or serve the residents of Walla Walla and/or Columbia counties WA. 

Application:
Step 1- Download the following documents
Policies and Conditions
Program Budget
Step 2 - Save each document with a title that includes your organization's name.
Step 3 - Upload each completed document in the designated spaces in the application form below.
Step 4 - Complete the application below. You must log in to complete the application. If you do not already have an account, please register here.  to access the application, click here. If you need assistance with your log in, submit a ticket here . 
Step 5- Submit completed application by 12:00 noon, April 16, 2021. 
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by the United Way Board of Directors on May 18th. 
Grant awards will be announced on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Please read through the information provided below for guidelines and the timetable. Only completed applications received by the deadline (12 noon, April 16, 2021) will be considered.

United Way awards are contingent upon available funding. Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate the intended use of funds in a budget format. United Way of the Blue Mountains reserves the right to reject or reduce an applicant’s requested amount.

An Organization must meet the following requirements to be eligible for funding from the United Way of the Blue Mountains.

  • Organization shall provide health, welfare, charitable or character-building services that fulfill a community need identified by the United Way, and which are acceptable to the community as a whole.
  • Organization must provide “on the ground” tangible services to residents of Umatilla and/or Morrow Counties.
  • Organization shall be a not-for-profit entity in good standing in Oregon and found to be tax-exempt as a 501 (c) (3) organization by the IRS for at least two years.
  • Organization must be governed by an active, responsible Board of Directors that serves Umatilla and Morrow Counties without pay, meets regularly, and demonstrates administrative and fiscal control of the Organization.
  • No more than 80 % of agency revenues can be derived from government sources, except where a specific program may be the Organization’s focus in seeking United Way funding, the program revenues must be full separate and auditable, and meet the 80% test.
  • Organization must provide services without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference or national origin.
  • Organization should be financially sound and well managed.
  • The United Way of the Blue Mountains Board of Directors considers other issues including community priorities or gaps in services identified by community-wide assessments, duplication of services, geographic service area, and the United Way’s ability to raise funds locally to support its current and future funding.
  • Organization must be willing to conduct a United Way fundraising campaign among its staff, volunteers and board members.

Applying for the first time? New Organizations must provide current copies of the following:

  • 501(c) (3) IRS Determination Letter
  • Most current IRS Form 990
  • Independent Audit if total Organization revenues exceed $500,000
  • Independent Financial Review if revenues total less than $500,000
  • List of current Board of Directors (Name, Title, Business, Address, Phone)
     

NOTE:  Organizations whose mission/purpose are primarily education/awareness, political, religious, arts, cultural, mainstream medical or recreational in nature, construction or remodeling, job training, or who provide services the United Way deems as the primary responsibility of government, will not be considered for funding.

Application:

Step 1- Download the following documents

Policies and Conditions

Program Budget

Step 2 - Upload each completed document in the designated spaces in the application form below.

Step 3 -Complete the application below. 


             You must log in to complete the application.
             If you do not already have an account, please 
register here.
 
              Be sure to log out when you are done working on the form.
              If you need assistance with your log in, submit a ticket here . 

Step 4- Submit completed application by 12:00 noon, April 16, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed by the United Way Board of Directors on May 18th. 

Grant awards will be announced on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Note: This online grant application will time out. Please save your work every 15 minutes.  For your convenience, please download the grant application and save your answers in the Word document.  When you have your answers completed, cut and paste your answers into the online grant application.

Once you are logged in, click here to access the grant application.
If you have a pending draft  click here.

LIVE UNITED Mini-Grants provide a simplified funding process for programs that serve Union and Baker counties.

Please read through the information provided below for guidelines and the timetable. Only completed applications received by the deadline (12 noon, April 16, 2021) will be considered.

Mini-Grant awards are contingent upon available funding. Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate the intended use of funds in a budget format. United Way of the Blue Mountains reserves the right to reject or reduce an applicant’s requested amount.

Eligibility Criteria:
UWBMT will only consider funding applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Programming and/or events must focus on Health, Education, or Financial Stability in support of families and the developmental needs of children.
  • Organization must be a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization at the time of application. If tax- exempt status has been applied for but not yet granted, UWBMT will not accept the application for funding.
  • Organization must have a physical location in and/or serve the residents of Union and Baker counties, OR. 

Application:
Step 1- Download the following documents
Policies and Conditions
Program Budget
Step 2 - Save each document with a title that includes your organization's name.
Step 3 - Upload each completed document in the designated spaces in the application form below.
Step 4 - Complete the application below. You must log in to complete the application. If you do not already have an account, please register here.  To access the application, click here. If you need assistance with your log in, submit a ticket here . 
Step 5- Submit completed application by 12:00 noon, April 16, 2021. 
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed by the United Way Board of Directors on May 18th. 
Grant awards will be announced on Friday, May 21, 2021.