United Way of Genesee County requests for proposals is currently closed. Requests for support for the 2020/2021 program year will be accepted March 2 - April 3, 2020. Grant will be reviewed in May 2020 with grant awards announced in June 2020. Grants awarded in June 2020 will have a grant 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.
UWGC is able to fund 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. The call for applications is released in early March of each year with proposals due back to the United Way of Genesee County at the beginning of April. Typically awarded grants range from $2,500 - $100,000.
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. While the grant application may change once open in March 2020, last year's can be found via the following links for reference: Download the Genesee County application here. Download the Shiawassee County application here.
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
Wes Stoody Article One Eye Wear
Lori Mudge Rowe Professional Services
Deana Turcott Dort Federal Credit Union
The members of the Shiawassee County Community Impact Cabinet are:
Jeff Apsey MI-AFSCME Council 25 (Chair and United Way board member)
Eric Davis Community Volunteer
Jeff Deason Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce
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