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UNITED WAY IMPACT GRANT INVESTMENT PROCESS: FY 2015-17

NOTE: The application period is now closed. Applications submitted by 5pm on November 15th are now being reviewed by staff and volunteers.

 

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is your local partner to drive measurable, lasting impact throughout our region that none of us can achieve alone.

We work to ensure that individuals and families have access to the resources they need right now, while also addressing the root causes of some of our region’s most persistent challenges. For far too many of our most vulnerable neighbors, these challenges are connected to issues of Education, Income and Health.

We believe that everyone deserves a quality education from cradle to career, the opportunity to build skills required for work that pays a family-sustaining income and access to the resources they need — when they need them — to maintain good health and in times of crisis. Learn more about our Impact Agenda.

Investing in Results

Through the Impact Fund, we invest in local organizations and programs that deliver measurable results in the areas of Education, Income, and Health, as well as those that strengthen our regional safety net.

For the first time as a merged organization, UWGPSNJ is kicking off its new three-year funding opportunity for nonprofit agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey working to improve our local communities — and lift our region overall — through these priority areas.

We invest in organizations large and small with programs designed to support our goals. Learn more about our eligibility requirements and contractual requirements.

Menu of Strategies

UWGPSNJ seeks agency Impact Partners whose programs and/or services target specific individuals or groups and fulfill defined required (and preferred) program components for each of the following strategy areas:

  • Education – better prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn, learn to read at grade level by third grade, and stay on track to graduate high school college- and career-ready
  • Income – help more working individuals and families improve their financial literacy and stability
  • Health – build healthier communities for all children, adults and families
  • Basic Needs – support our most vulnerable neighbors when they need a hand up the most
  • Advocacy - educate both policy makers and community members on important issues to promote long-term solutions that improve education, income and health, as well as those that ensure basic human needs are met

Learn more about how we plan to fund these strategies in your local community.

Become a Volunteer Reviewer

UWGPSNJ relies on a corps of diverse and dedicated volunteers who lend their time and talents to our Impact Fund investment process, providing objective insight and community analysis to ensure we select the most promising programs poised to deliver measurable results that drive community-level change.

We are currently seeking Volunteer Community Investment Reviewers, Volunteer Content Reviewers, and Volunteer Finance Reviewers. Click here to learn more about each role or to volunteer your time and talents.

More Information

For more information about our investment process or support with your application, please call 1-866-636-8673 or contact fundingprocess@uwgpsnj.org

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions.

UWGPSNJ will also be hosting a series of information sessions throughout the region in the coming weeks to introduce the new funding cycle and review best practices for applying. Click here for scheduled dates, times and locations.

Information Session Video and PowerPoint

[CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE POWERPOINT]