Cape & Islands United Way
Letter of Intent 2023
If you have any questions about the Letters of Intent (LOI), please contact Jackie Barber at email@example.com ORGANIZATION INFORMATION 1. Select the Community Impact area to which you are applying
There are specific projects that might fit under the community outcomes of more than one Impact area. Be careful as you select and ask advise if in doubt. Be certain that your project aligns with the specifics of the area you select.
CIUW reserves the right, with notice to you, to move your project to a different area if it seems more appropriate. Also, we may advise a different funding process if we feel there is not significant connection to one of the prescribed community outcomes.
As the program narrative questions are written the connection back to the specifics of the Impact Area will be crucial.
Moving forward in the LOI, “program” is the term for the project you wish to have funded, the specific set of activities designed to achieve specific outcomes. Most of the questions focus on it but a few request information about the broader agency or organization. It is fine with CIUW if your program is the sole work of your agency; but if it is a piece of a larger picture CIUW will be interested in how it fits. 5. List prior Cape and Islands United Way funding. Include year, funding amount and name of funded program.
CIUW is open to maintaining funding for the same program, while at the same time hoping that agencies can reduce relying too heavily on Impact grant funding.
This question should delineate past funding for this program, but also should list CIUW funding for other programs as appropriate.
6. What areas would this progam serve? (select as many as apply)
7. Organization’s Mission Statement 8. Agency Description (brief overview of your organization, including purpose, who/where you serve, vision.) PROGRAM NARRATIVE 9. Program Description (brief overview of program and who it serves. 10. What is the need in our community and how is the need for the program established? 11. Program Goals - Be specific about actual program resuts/antipated outcomes, include number of clients served. (Scoring criteria: To the greatest degree possible this answer should distinquish outcomes from inputs. It should try to differentiate a service provided to people (input) from a desired result of receiving the outcome. What will be the intended impact of the program for those served?) 12. How does the program for which you are requesting funding fit into the total scope of your organization? (Scoring criteria: If your agency has one program, how did this become the one? If multiple programs exist, how is this related to or a departure from others? This answer can help establish the capability of the agency to succeed with this program.) 13. Please itemize the costs associated with your funding request. (Scoring criteria: Whether a CIUW grant is a portion of the total program cost or full funding, we need to know here how it breaks down among personnel, supplies, contracted services, and other such expenses.) 14. Describe future sustainability plans for this program. (Scoring criteria: This answer may deal with future funding, agency support, collaboration with others.)
The organization demonstrates that it is likely to be able to sustain progress toward the Desired Community Outcomes. The answer indicates such factors as cooperating with agencies of similar purpose, adapting the program as needed, and developing additional resources to grow more independent of United Way funds. SUBMIT