The Greenwich United Way will seek applications from non-profit organizations for its community impact grants starting December 15. The deadline for organizations to apply is January 15 at 4:00 EST. Every year Greenwich United Way awards nearly $1 million to local health, education and self-sufficiency programs across various partner agencies that assist Greenwich residents.
Greenwich United Way Community Investment grants are awarded to local organizations following an extensive review process. Dozens of volunteers on the Community Investment Process committee review grant applications from human services agencies that serve Greenwich residents and visit the program sites of grant candidates.
After intensive evaluation of the financials, applications and other data, trained volunteers make funding recommendations to the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors.
The Community Investment Process is guided by the research of local needs as published in Greenwich United Way Needs Assessment Report and Executive Summary.
“Our team of volunteers does extensive research to prioritize the many unmet needs in town and then fund programs that best address those needs. This process is one of the many reasons to include the Greenwich United Way in year-end giving; we do the work, so you don’t have to, ensuring the greatest impact of donor dollars,” said David Rabin, CEO of Greenwich United Way.
“With the generosity of the people of Greenwich donating time, talent and capital, we help the nearly one-third of our community who need support,” Rabin added.
Interested applicants who would like to learn about criteria and qualifications should contact Vice President of Community Impact Robert Moore at [email protected] to apply.
The Greenwich United Way shares a name with approximately 1,200 other similar organizations across the nation, although the Greenwich division is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer-driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the health, educational and self-sufficiency needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful, lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and on-going research, the organization is able to directly grant the funds necessary to accomplish this goal.
The Greenwich United Way also invests in and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad-based community needs with partnering nonprofit agencies. For more information, visit https://greenwichunitedway.org, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.