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United Way Community Impact Grant applications now available
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:40 PM

PAULDING – United Way of Paulding County is now considering applications from qualified agencies for the 2013-14 campaign allocation process.

Agencies/organizations wishing to submit programs for consideration may either pick up Community Impact Grant (CIG) packets at the United Way office at 101 E. Perry St., Paulding, or may request an electronic packet by emailing the executive director at pcuwdirector@gmail.com.

Electronic files can be sent immediately; paper CIG packets will be available beginning Monday, April 8.

Completed requests are due by May 22 at 3 p.m. Late or incomplete packets will not be accepted. Completed application grant packets may be may be sent to 101 E. Perry St., Paulding OH 45879, or dropped off at the UWPC office before 3 p.m. May 22.

United Way of Paulding County office is a part-time office; Monday and Tuesday are the best days to reach the director in the office at 419-399-8240 or leave a message.

A qualified agency must be established as tax-exempt organization under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) and provide services/programs in United Way’s focus areas of education, income or health.

The allocation packet requests agency information in the areas of: constitution and bylaws, management, financial reports, statement of cooperation and statement of nondiscrimination, to name a few. The agency must additionally meet the funding criteria, financial accountability, community needs, program priorities and program effectiveness, which include outcome measures.

United Way of Paulding County and its partner agencies share two common goals in the allocation process relative to the overall mission: 1) To fund real community needs as fully as possible and 2) To allocate available funds for optimum effect among these needs. Whereas, each agency views community needs from its own specific viewpoint, the United Way must look at agencies and needs from the view of the total community.

Local volunteers serving on the Citizens Review Panel and the volunteer members of the United Way of Paulding County Board of Directors determine where the funds will be invested. These volunteers reflect a cross-section of the community.

United Way of Paulding County is proud of helping our friends and neighbors for 21 years and is one of over 1,300 local, independent United Ways across the country.