2020-2022 Grant Cycle
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 Beth Bowman at 508-775-4746 x302 or BBowman@uwcapecod.org
ATTENTION 2020 GRANT APPLICANTS:
Due to the pandemic, our timeline for decision-making on the grants for 2020-2022 has been delayed slightly. We do still anticipate a July 1st start date for contract, but will be announcing grant awards later than planned).
We are asking that you take this short 8-question survey and let us know how things look for you. We know that the full impact of this crisis won’t be known for some time. Please complete this by Friday, April 24th; the results of the survey will be compiled and shared with the review teams. Thank you!
2020 GRANT TIMELINE
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 Beth Bowman at 508-775-4746 x302 or BBowman@uwcapecod.org
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/