Our Work - Grant Opportunities
In order to be considered, agencies must be incorporated; not-for-profit and IRS tax exempt with 501(c)3 documentation; be non-discriminatory; have active, rotating volunteer leadership that represents diverse elements of the Bemidji area; and have sound financial program management. In addition, the agency must provide a local community service based on documented need(s) within one or more of the United Way’s three community impact areas: education - helping children, youth, and adults achieve their full potential; income - promoting financial stability, increasing self-sufficiency and independence; health - improving people's health and social well-being, or basic needs - providing basic needs or crisis/emergency services.
Applications including financials will be reviewed by a local volunteer Community Investment Cabinet (formerly known as the Allocations Committee) who in addition, will make site visits to all applicant agencies to ensure donor dollars are well spent and results are delivered. Final investment decisions will be approved by the United Way of Bemidji Area Board of Directors.
Deadline to apply: Monday, March 31, 2014
Download funding guidelines and application
Download application agency budget form
LINK HERE FOR LOGIC MODEL AND EVALUATION RESOURCES
Scroll down on the agency resources page to Outcome Measurement
For 2013 grants, the application deadline will be February 1, 2013.
Venture Grants will be announced by March 1, 2013.
The purpose of Venture Grants is to stimulate creative, collaborative solutions to new and emerging needs in order to effect change. Venture Grants are intended to provide short-term support for start up or development of new or untried programs AND/OR to enhance the capacity of existing agencies or delivery systems.
Venture Grant Application
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