2019-20 Community Investment Grant
Letter of Intent
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United Way of Central Texas (UWCT) believes a healthy community learns well, earns well, and lives well. Partnering with agencies in the community that focus on our goals and outcomes in the areas of education, financial stability, health and basic needs – the building blocks for a good life – we will work to create long-lasting changes that inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.
The UWCT Letter of Intent (LOI) is the initial phase in the process, which allows applicants to demonstrate how their project or program will offer the most promise towards achieving the UWCT Impact Goals and Outcomes. Following review of the LOIs, selected organizations will be invited to submit a full Community Investment Grant Application for the final round of evaluations. Final approval of the Community Investment Grants will be made by the UWCT Board of Directors at their April 2018 Board meeting.
The Letter of Intent process closed on 12/9/2018.
Grant applications will not open until after LOI submissions.
The community investment process is the cornerstone of United Way's accountability to the community. This process allows local volunteers to determine how best to address community needs with locally raised funds. The volunteers involved commit hundreds of hours to assess applications and make funding recommendations to the United Way of Central Texas Board of Directors.
The United Way of Central Texas invested about $1.8 million dollars during FY 2017 into programs and initiatives advancing the common good in the areas of health, education, financial stability, and basic needs; the four key pillars to the United Way's Community Impact Model.
The United Way Citizens Review Committee leads the process where teams of community leaders, volunteers, and donors spend two months considering agency requests. This process includes a thorough application review, agency interviews, and site visits. The process gathers information on the measurable impact of each program.