Community Impact Grant Notice

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COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT NOTICE

United Way of Rome & Floyd County (UWRF) is phasing out the Community Impact Grant program. Final awards for this program were announced November 2019 and are renewable for a two-year period, through December 31, 2021. UWRF will not be releasing a new RFP.

Funding opportunities will be realigned and reallocated to support nonprofit partners whose work closely align with UWRF’s commitment to address poverty in our community through the three pillars of health, education and financial stability. This is part of our transition from a traditional model and the continued evolution of our investment strategy over the past year – aligned with changes in the national United Way business model – that allows us to dedicate resources to address a focused set of community challenges.

For additional information, please view our FAQs:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • When will the Community Impact Grant phase out?   UWRF is phasing out the Community Impact Grant program at the conclusion of the 2019 Community Impact Grant application process on October 18, 2019, and as a result, will not be releasing a Request for Proposals going forward.
  • How will the funds be allocated in the future?   UWRF will be realigning and reallocating funding opportunities to support nonprofit partners whose work closely aligns with UWRF’s commitment to address poverty in our community through the three pillars of health, education and financial stability.
  • What is UWRF’s commitment to addressing poverty?   In 2019, UWRF changed the way we do business and embarked upon a transition from a traditional competitive grant process to a community impact model that focuses on aligning missions around a defined social change initiative and supporting focused work to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. In close collaboration with and support of our nonprofit partners, we seek to tackle the complex interconnected issue of poverty in Rome & Floyd County.
    • Specifically, UWRF seeks to align and support partners in addressing poverty through two developing Social Change Initiatives:
      • Homelessness & Housing
      • Youth & Families
  • How will UWRF funding be allocated in the future?    Going forward, UWRF seeks to support community-minded solutions by supporting the cooperative work of our nonprofit partners, the acknowledged experts in addressing our community’s greatest social challenges, through funding priorities they define as part of a collaborative strategy.
    • UWRF's recent proposal to fund a supportive staff position to coordinate and support the work of the community's Interagency Council on Poverty & Homelessness, and to commit funding toward the Council's collaboratively defined priorities, is an example of this new strategy, aligning with UWRF's Homlessness & Housing Social Change Inititative.
  • Who can I contact if I have additional questions?     If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alli Mitchell at alli@uwrome.org, or 706.622.1990.

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