United Way is accepting grant proposals for community funding

Apr 2, 2021

United Way of Greater New Bedford is now accepting proposals from non-profit organizations and public entities for Community Impact funding.

Community Impact grants are aimed to support the most effective existing programs and services in United Way’s target areas of health, education, financial stability, and basic needs.

Organizations in the Greater New Bedford area are eligible to apply for $10,000 - $25,000 for operational support to continue, maintain, or expand already existing high quality programs and services.

Proposals must directly align with United Way’s priority areas and target issues and must have the existing infrastructure to track specific program indicators.

Programs and services must be available to residents in United Way of Greater New Bedford’s service area: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, and Wareham.

“Community Impact grants allow local organizations to continue and/or expand the programs and services they are offering for residents in Greater New Bedford,” said Michelle Hantman, President and CEO. “These grants allow us to partner with our region’s leading non-profit organizations who are delivering much needed services to residents in need. The impacts of Covid-19 have only increased or exacerbated the needs of many of our most vulnerable residents.”

To learn more about the grants and United Way’s priority areas, visit unitedwayofgnb.org/community-impact-grants. Applications are due at noon on Friday, April 23.

As with all United Way grants, Community Impact proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by a Citizen Review Volunteer Committee made up of community members from Greater New Bedford.

Contact Michelle Hantman with any grant-related questions at (508) 994-9625 ext. 212. To learn more about Community Impact Grants and United Way, visit unitedwayofgnb.org.