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How to apply for FUNDING

Community Impact Grant Funding

Each year, United Way of Central WV awards Community Impact Grants to nonprofit organizations whose programs focus on Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net services. Community Impact Grants are how we invest local dollars in our communities to address specific community centered needs. Funding decisions are made through a competitive application process with local volunteer reviewers. Awardees help to improve community conditions across our regional footprint in the areas we serve: Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and Putnam counties.

How to Apply for a Community Impact Grant

Letter of Intent applications are the first step in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. United Way of Central WV will accept online Letter of Intent forms for 2020 funding from incorporated nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service code until January 8, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Eligible organizations proposing projects that are most closely aligned with United Way of Central WV’s impact areas and outcomes will be invited to submit a full grant application. It is anticipated that not all organizations submitting a LOI will be invited to complete a full application. If invited, the full grant application will be due by March 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm


4 Step Process

Step 1:

Confirm your organization is an incorporated nonprofit and has tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code that operates in Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and/or Putnam Counties.

Step 2:

Review the Letter of Intent Guidelines and Impact Areas and complete the online Letter of Intent application by January 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm:

Step 3:

Receive notification from United Way by February 1, 2019 if the organization is invited to submit a full grant application.

Step 4:

Attend full grant application training which is offered but not mandatory. Submit full grant application by March 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm


Application Process Timeline

January 8 Letter of Intent (LOI) and 501(c)3 due by 5:00 pm
January 31 LOI Declines/Invitations to apply sent to agencies
February 1 Application available online to invited agencies
February 5, 7 Application Trainings (not mandatory)
March 1 Applications due by 5:00 pm
April - May Citizens Review volunteers review proposals and conduct site visits
June Funding recommendations presented to Board of Directors
July Announce awards and mail grant agreements
January 2020 Funding begins (monthly allocation)

For questions, call Lisa Hudnall at 304.340.3521 or email

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