United Way of Greater Battle Creek (UWGBC) seeks proposals from eligible 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations seeking to Advance the Common Good, creating opportunities for a better quality of life for all, under the Income priority area.
Eligible programs will provide supports and interventions for low-income, working poor individuals and families living in poverty. Applicants should provide services within a best practices/evidence-based framework, be collaborative and integrated into the fabric of other community income efforts, be innovative in design and execution, and align with one of the following related UWGBC Income Focus Areas and Strategies for Change:
Financial Self-Sufficiency and Security for Individuals and Families
- Stabilize and increase income, basic needs supports and benefits access for individuals and families.
- Increase awareness and build individual financial acumen through education, outreach and coaching.
- Increase access to available community education, resources and training services.
- Promote individual coaching and enrollment in services targeting the attainment, retention and advancement of employment opportunities.
- Reduce barriers to sustainable employment and job/career advancement.
- Promote prevention education opportunities intended to reduce eminent housing loss for individuals and families.
- Support coordinated and collaborative neighborhood ventures, community outreach and networking activities targeted at keeping people in their homes.
Nonprofit organizations that currently provide, or could successfully implement, quality programs services that align with one or more of these Income Focus Areas are encouraged to apply for UWGBC funding.
Inquiries for Application
Determination of funding is subject to an application process, including the preparation and submission of all proposals using UWGBC’s on-line database system; no paper copies of grant proposals will be made available or accepted for submission. Beginning Friday, October 14, 2011, weekly trainings will be offered on the use of the database system for proposal development and submission; training dates are open to any 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing related Income services within the greater Battle Creek area. Eligible applicants are required to attend a training in order to be considered. Space for weekly trainings is limited and registration will be considered on a first come-first serve basis.
Please visit our website at www.unitedwaybattlecreek.org for a complete listing of available training dates and information on how to register.
The deadline for all application information to be completed and submitted is Friday, November 18, 2011. Late or incomplete grant applications will not be accepted for consideration.
For more information, please contact us at (269) 962-9538.