Phase I: Letters of Intent
Agencies submitting a Letter of Intent should briefly, clearly, and succinctly address the areas noted below. The LOI should be a ‘snapshot’ of the program, making the case that the program is an effective use of the funds and will impact one of the four focus areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability and Basic Needs, or Housing.
Organizations, either on their own or jointly with another non-profit entity, may submit one LOI per grant cycle. Areas addressed in the LOI:
Program Alignment with the Results Framework
Funding Request and Justification
Please note: The Letter of Intent must be accepted by the United Way to be invited to submit a full grant application. The grant application asks organizations to go deeper in their program description, goals, and outcomes/results as well as to provide a full budget with all sources of funding.
LOI review process
Letters of Intent will be reviewed by members of the Community Impact Teams and scored against the LOI Scoring Rubric.
Current Cape and Islands United Way grantees must be in good standing (e.g., all required reports and activities are completed) with the United Way to be eligible to submit a grant application.
Organizations can expect to be notified of the status of the LOI by January 24, 2022.
Only organizations with accepted LOIs have access to the full grant application process.
November 29, 2021
Letters of Intent due
January 24, 2022
Notification of LOI status
March 4, 2022
Grant applications due
Agencies receive notification of awards
Late May 2022 (or early fall)
Reception for Grantees
Grant Cycle begins
1st quarterly payment is released
Parameters for funding
The focus for the 2022-2023 grant cycle is in four priority areas: Health, Education, Financial Stability and Housing.
Given the uncertainty of COVID and its impact, grants for this cycle will be awarded for one year. Our hope is to return to a two-year cycle once conditions are stabilized.
Requirements of a funded partner
Funded partners of the Cape and Islands United Way in 2022 will be required to submit an annual and final report with a deadline of March 15, 2023.
Partners are also required to join the Director of Community Impact and/or members of an Impact Team for a site visit. The site visit is an opportunity to review the progress made on the grant funded program, review financial records, and discuss any challenges, barriers, or successes within the program. The site visit usually occurs in October or November of the grant year.
Finally, funded partners are required to share stories, pictures and volunteer opportunities with the Cape and Islands United Way. We use these to promote the program, in donor relations and in other ways within the community.
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/