Leslie Dorn, Executive Director / United Way of Southeast Arkansas / February 15, 2022
Grant Application Revisions
In the past UWSEARK Allocations were not restricted, and no documentation was required for how the money was spent. As the “Modern United Way” moves into the future, there is a need for specific data on the impact of programs funded.
Allocations will now be known as Community Impact Grants.
To fulfill this need, we must now require more information as to how the granted monies are used. We will be asking for data & statistics on a quarterly basis. The required information will be more detailed, but the process will remain the same, Volunteer teams will be reviewing your grant packet, site visit, and conducting a budget review.
We will require information on specific programs that fall under:
- Health (physical & mental)
- Education (early childhood thru adult)
- Income Stability (improving one’s ability to earn a living)
Many programs will overlap these three initiatives.
I’m sure there will be questions. The grant application will be more detailed but not drastically different. Please do not hesitate to call or come by with any questions or concerns. Thank you again for choosing to partner with The United Way of Southeast Arkansas.
PLEASE ADD firstname.lastname@example.org TO YOUR CONTACTS OR SAFE SENDER LIST IN YOUR EMAIL, SO THAT ALERTS FROM THE FOUNDANT GRANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DO NOT GET CAUGHT IN SPAM FILTERS. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
Applications are accepted until April 15
The United Way of Southeast Arkansas is accepting grant applications for the 2023-2024 grant process.
To be eligible for allocation consideration for the United Way of Southeast Arkansas Investment Grant, your agency must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Provide a human service to residents of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, Lee, Lincoln, Monroe, Ouachita, and Phillips counties.
- The I.R.S. must recognize the organization as tax-exempt under 26 U.S. Code 501(c) 3 and to which contributions are tax-deductible pursuant to 26 U.S. C 170(c) (2). The organization is classified as a public charity under U.S.C. 590(a). A copy of the most recent I.R.S. A determination letter will be required. File I.R.S. form 990, or pro forma I.R.S. for 990, and show a copy of such filing for a period ending no more than 18 months before April 2020. Have a Certified Public Accountant conduct an audit every year. Such reviews must be completed in a timely manner, and one original must accompany the agency’s program funding application each year.
- The audit must include a management letter, and if need be, an action plan for rectifying any deficiencies noted in the management letter—a copy of the most current audit.
- Have an active local Board of Directors or Advisory Board.
- Have a policy of non-discrimination (board, staff, volunteers, and clients).
- Procure and maintain valid and adequate systems of insurance regarding fire, loss, casualty, indemnity, and general and professional liability if applicable.
- Have written policies on board members and governance in by-laws.
- Have at least one part-time or full-time paid employee.
- List of Board of Directors meeting dates and during the past 12 months when a quorum was present and the month that you elect new board members.
(If your agency does not meet the above-referenced criteria, your application will not be reviewed by the United Way of Southeast Arkansas. All documents must be submitted in their entirety and at the time of application to be considered).