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 2017 grant process has ended.

 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.

The applications will be available February 1, 2018 through March 16, 2018.

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

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.

Grants that are submitted in one of our two main funding areas will be given priority consideration:

1. Core Funding (safety net, crisis intervention programs and basic needs)

2. Community Impact Funding Areas.  Community Impact Funding Areas receiving emphasis for the next year are:

Early Childhood Education

  1. Early Childhood Education: Increase access (availability and affordability) to quality early childhood education in Routt County for children 3 to 5 years of age.
  2. Increase capacity of 0-3 childcare for infants and toddlers.
  3. Increase the number of qualified, certified early childcare professionals.

Youth Success

  1. Increase successful student transitions from elementary to middle school.
  2. Increase successful student transitions from middle school to high school.
  3. Increase successful student transitions from high school to post-secondary options.

Financial Stability

  1. Increase the number of graduates of the Routt to Work program.
  2. Increase the number of low-income seniors served.

Health & Crisis Services

Support crisis services in Routt County, including domestic violence, mental illness, suicide prevention, and emergency services.

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

Deadline: March 17, 2017

The Routt County United Way grant cycle is now open.

Please visit http://routtcountyunitedwaygrants.communityforce.com to get started on your grant.  Please note we have 3 grant applications this year.  Anyone who received funding from us last year is required to complete the 2016 grant report form.  The 3 grant applications are as follows:

  1. RCUW Member Organizations
  2. Community Impact organizations – asking for whatever dollar amount for their program
  3. Community programs – $1,000 or less programs

The deadline for all grants and grant reporting form is March 17 at 5:00pm MST (note there is a 8:00pm eastern standard time in some of the computer screens).

Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you.