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United Way Community Impact RFP

United Way of Genesee County is currently accepting applications for our Community Impact Grants. Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle will be accepted March 1 - April 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed in May 2020 with grant awards announced in June 2020. Grants will have a funding period of July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.

Request for Proposals Process

United Way of Genesee County (UWGC), serving Genesee and Shiawassee Counties, is at the forefront of uniting people, developing resources and creating solutions to build a better community. In an effort to improve lives in our community, UWGC invests donor gifts in exceptional programs that make measurable progress. 

For Genesee County, our priority areas are Education and Basic Needs (including Health and Financial Stability).

For Shiawassee County, our prioirity areas are Education and Basic Needs. 

UWGC funds high-quality programs through systematic Community Impact Grants. Grants are provided through a competitive and transparent allocation process that is open to all nonprofit organizations that meet eligibility criteria. Typically awarded grants range from $2,500 - $100,000.

Genesee County RFP



The following requirements must be met in order for a program to receive funding through the Community Impact Grants Process:

  • The organization must be a 501(c)(3) in good standing with the State of Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act and IRS rules for Charitable Organizations; or governmental entity.
  • The organization must be established for more than 3 years at time of submission.
  • The proposed program must concentrate its efforts and services within Genesee or Shiawassee County.
  • UWGC values programs that are non-duplicative, large in scale, emphasize collaboration and leverage dollars from other donors.
  • The proposed program must make an impact in one or more of the UWGC priority areas and its target strategies.

The United Way does not support capital projects of any kind.  

Community Impact Cabinet

The Cabinet reviews proposals, making recommendations for funding to the United Way Board of Directors, and monitors awarded projects’ progress.

The members of the Genesee County Community Impact Cabinet are:

  • Jim Carney
    Chemical Bank
    (Chair and United Way board member)

  • Tess Barker
    University of Michigan-Flint
  • Kyle Canada
    Randy Wise Automotive
  • Nadeem Gebrael
    Gebrael Management
  • Erin Hoffman
    Domico Med-Device
  • Lori Mudge
    Rowe Professional Services
  • Deana Turcott
    Dort Financial Credit Union

The members of the Shiawassee County Community Impact Cabinet are:

  • Jeff Apsey
    MI-AFSCME Council 25
    (Chair and United Way board member)
  • Becky Yost
  • Jeff Deason
    Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Sarah Moorodian
    AHP Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC
For questions related to the United Way's Community Impact Grants process in Genesee or Shiawassee Counties, please contact Jenny McArdle, Director of Community Impact, at or 810-762-5825.