RCUW Grant Application Information

Mission & Vision

Routt County United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community and uniting with our partners to succeed in key impact areas: early childhood education, youth success, financial stability, and health and crisis services.

The 2018 grant process is now open (2/5/2018 to 3/16/2018)

Routt County United Way grant applications will be available February 5, 2018 through March 16, 2018.

The grant deadline is March 16, 2018 at 5:00pm for all grant applications.

If you received funding from us in 2017, you must complete a grant summary report

RCUW only accepts program-funding requests.  Any organization requesting program funding from Routt County United Way must provide services to Routt County residents that fulfill a human service need and align with our impact areas.

We have 3 different grant applications.  Please see the criteria below.

1. COMMUNITY PROGRAM APPLICATION CRITERIA

Community Programs are limited to an annual funding request from Routt County United Way in an amount not exceeding $1,000. Community Programs must provide services to Routt County residents that fulfill a human service need in one of RCUW impact areas.

2. COMMUNITY IMPACT ORGANIZATION APPLICATION CRITERIA

Community Impact organizations do not have a dollar limitation on the amount they can ask for their program.  Community Impact organizations must provide services to Routt County residents that fulfill a human service need in one of RCUW impact areas.

3. MEMBER ORGANIZATION APPLICATION CRITERIA

Member organizations do not have a dollar limitation on the amount they can ask for their program.  To receive funding, the member organization must have a current signed agreement on file with Routt County United Way and be a 501c3 organization. Member organizations must provide services to Routt County residents that fulfill a human service need in one of RCUW impact areas.

Routt County United Way 2018-2019 Funding Priorities

Early Childhood Education: Birth to 8 years of age

RCUW seeks to increase access for children into quality preschools.  We also are interested in literacy, kindergarten preparation and other early childhood development programs. In addition, we will look to address the following challenges:

  • Unbalanced resource allocation across the county
  • Lack of trained preschool teachers

Youth Success: 12 to 14 years of age

Transitions are sometimes tough for children, particularly at-risk youth.  Routt County United Way seeks programs and initiatives that will support the successful transition of middle school students into high school. Challenges that we will look to address are:

  • An increased need for youth mental health support
  • Bullying and lack of tolerance for diversity
  • Access to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Lack of student engagement and parental support
  • Truancy and unexcused absences

Financial Stability: Individuals and couples 18 years and older

With 20% of our population in Routt County living below the county self-sufficiency standard, many individuals and families are struggling to stay in their homes and make ends meet. Programs that look to address the following will be considered:

  • Motivated individuals that want to become self-sufficient
  • Keeping seniors in their homes longer if they wish
  • Education outreach on finance, health & well-being, family relationships, work/career
  • Decrease numbers on public assistance
  • Improved family stability

Health & Crisis Services: all ages

Crisis services are essential to the health and safety of members in our community.  We will look to fund programs that work on the following:

  • Teenage pregnancies
  • Domestic violence
  • Provide emergency medical, housing, and other crisis support and services
  • Prevent and educate about suicide and bullying
  • Mental health crisis situations

Access our grant applications and summary report here.

Questions should be directed to Kate Nowak at kate@RouttCountyUnitedWay.org or 970-879-5605

Deadline: March 16, 2018

The Routt County United Way grant cycle is now open.

Access our grant applications and summary report here.

Questions should be directed to Kate Nowak at kate@RouttCountyUnitedWay.org or 970-879-5605

Deadline: March 16,2018