The application window for our new 2-year grant funding cycle (July 2020 – June 2022) has closed. If you have a smaller, volunteer-based project that needs funding, we encourage you to look into our Micro Grant program.
2020 GRANT CYCLE: UPDATES AND DATES
In addition to the focus on Desired Community Outcomes, the 2020 grant cycle also starts our new two-year grant funding period. Specifically, this means that organizations applying in the fall of 2019 will be awarded a two-year grant (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022). Approved organizations are eligible to receive between $5,000-$25,000 in grant awards; payments are made in quarterly installments.
The grant must be for two continuous years of funding for the same program. Applicants will include a two-year budget in their full application. This multi-year funding will increase focus on outcomes and allow more opportunities for deeper and richer partnerships. Letters of Agreement will be completed annually, and all funding is contingent upon the achievement of anticipated results and the availability of funds.
Two year funding also provides the opportunity for more real-time reporting on results throughout the grant period. Brief quarterly reports will be required that are uploaded to the grants portal. The report only focuses on results and does not contain a narrative piece.
If you have any questions about Community Impact Grants, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 GRANT TIMELINE
September 9, 2019
Notice of funding availability release
October 4, 2019
Letters of Intent due
October 5 - November 1, 2019
LOI Review Period
November 4, 2019
Notification of LOI status
January 10, 2020
Grant applications due
January 10 - May 8, 2020
Grant application peview period
May 19, 2020
Presentation at board meeting and vote for approval of funding recommendations
Notification of funding awards
July 1, 2020
First quarter grant award funds released
Community Impact Celebration on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard
Community Impact Celebration - Honoring the UW impact in 2020
March 2021 - June 2021
Contract review and renewal process
Resources and links
Cape & Islands United Way Grants Portal: Landing page for applying to major and minor grants
Results Framework with Desired Community Outcomes 2020-2022: The Results Framework for 2020-2022 guides the Community Impact Grant decision-making process for the Cape and Islands United Way. Using local data to identify regional needs helped determine a set of aspirational positive outcomes for the community--Desired Community Outcomes.
LOI Examples: How an Applicant would select Desired Community Outcomes and tie it to their program results.
LOI Information Session Q&A: Questions and answers from the CIUW In-Person and Webinar Information Sessions about changes to the grant making process.
Tips for Using the On-line Portal (Community Force):
Save after you enter any information
Practice in the new system to make sure you understand how to submit a grant
Technical Assistance is located within the system, the presentation and by contacting email@example.com
Live technical assistance is only available during normal business hours
We encourage our nonprofit community to take advantage of the programs offered by the Philanthropy Partnership of Cape Cod who provide “Knowledge and Networking for the Nonprofit Community.”
Learn more or join here: http://capecodphilanthropy.org/