United Way Funding Application Open for Local Nonprofits Impacting Poverty

United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States (UWDATS) will open the process for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding for a two-year grant, impacting those who are in or at risk of being in poverty on Monday, January 22, 2024. To better address the current community needs, United Way has streamlined the organization’s focus to impact poverty in the priority areas of health, education, and financial stability. Nonprofits that provide service in the 10-county, tri-state area may submit grant applications to be considered for funding. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024. The application form and details including, grant guidelines, service area requirements, timeline and community session information will be posted at www.dbqunitedway.org. United Way’s volunteer Investment Review Panel reads, scores, and makes funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. Board approved funding begins June 1, 2024.

United Way will hold two virtual information sessions for nonprofits interested in applying for the upcoming grant. Sessions will provide an overview of the grant process and will be held on Tuesday, January 23 from 9-10 am and Thursday, January 25 from 3-4 pm. It is strongly encouraged for those planning to apply for the grant to attend one session.  Please RSVP to paula.paiderlicht@dbqunitedway.org.

“Our United Way has refined and strengthened our grant process. This cycle will not only emphasize work on diversity, equity, and inclusion but aligns with our focus on our promise to bring our community together to prevent and reduce poverty on a scale no one can accomplish alone, in our priority areas of health, education, and financial stability,” said Danielle Leibfried, United Way’s President/CEO.  “Our model of funding ensures program and organizational accountability and is built on the framework of program collaboration to maximize local impact.”

People interested in making a charitable gift to support the community impact fund, which impacts nearly 55,000 local lives each year, are encouraged to visit the United Way website at dbqunitedway.org/give, mail a check to 215 W. 6th St., Dubuque, IA  52001, or text LIVEU to 71777.

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