Funding Forms


Please click on the links below for the most current funding forms available for each area. If you need more information, please contact our Community Impact department at (561) 375-6630.

Community Impact Grants

Continuous Improvement

Mentoring Support Opportunity

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)


Community Impact Grants

What is a Community Impact grant?

United Way of Palm Beach County Community Impact grants are how we invest local dollars in our community. Funding decisions are made through a competitive application process.

A Community Impact Committee, comprised of informed volunteers from the community, is charged with reviewing agencies applying for funding by evaluating programs and reviewing financial records to develop an understanding of the agency. The committee then determines funding recommendations based on criteria such as program outcomes, fiscal accountability and demonstrated need in the community. The recommendations are then presented, reviewed and approved by the United Way of Palm Beach County Board of Directors.

Agencies receiving funding through the Community Impact grant process meet strict standards of accountability and are required to report semi-annually on the efficiency of their programs and how they are meeting their goals.

Our Community Impact grants are invested in high performing nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with the areas of Education, Mentoring, Income and Health. United Way of Palm Beach County invites 501(c)3 organizations doing outstanding work in these areas to consider applying for a United Way Community Impact Grant.

Education and Mentoring

Request for funding in the Education and Mentoring areas was released in January 2015 for funding July 2015 through June 2018. Grant applications are closed.

Income

Request for funding in the Income area was released in January 2014 for funding July 2014 through June 2017. Grant applications are closed. Programs receiving funding focus on one of the following outcomes: hunger, homelessness and long-term financial stability.

Any program that did not receive funding must wait until 2017 to apply for a Community Impact grant for this area.

Health

Request for funding in the Health area was released in 2011 for funding July 2011 through June 2015. Grant applications are closed. Programs receiving funding focus on one of the following outcomes: health insurance enrollment, access to comprehensive health services, and disease management education.

Any program that did not receive funding must wait until  2016 to apply for a Community Impact grant for this area.


Continuous Improvement

Launched in February 2007, the Continuous Improvement Initiative was conceived as a way to build the capacity of agencies under contract with Children’s Services Council and United Way. The Initiative is in its ninth year of funding and as of September 2015, nearly $2 million has been made available to over 60 different agencies.

The guide provides additional information about categories of suppport, funding limits, reporting requirements and application deadlines.

Guidelines 

Application

Technology Plan 

Nonprofit Resources

Financial Reconciliation Form


Mentoring Support Opportunity

Launched in January 2014, the Mentoring Support Opportunity was conceived as a way to help mentoring programs take on additional matches and help alleviate the wait list of mentees in Palm Beach County. These funds will go toward helping programs make additional mentoring matches. Non-funded Mentor Center network programs can receive up to $5,000 to ultimately increase match capacity within their programs.

For more information or questions, please contact Gary Graham at 561.375.6638 or garygraham@unitedwaypbc.org

 

Guidelines

Application


The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created in 1983 to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, in an effort to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related [i.e., fires of any kind, floods, tornadoes, etc.] emergencies). Therefore, EFSP funds are not to be used to provide emergency assistance for circumstances that are the immediate result of a disaster situation. EFSP funds may be used to provide economic assistance in the long term, even if the current circumstances may have been impacted by an earlier disaster occurrence. The EFSP funding is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people. EFSP funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and
utility assistance efforts only.

EFSP is governed by a National Board that selects jurisdictions for funding. Local Boards are convened in those
qualifying jurisdictions to determine the highest need and best use of funds and to select Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) that will provide emergency food and shelter services. Each year, needs are to be assessed in an effort to respond to changes in the community.

United Way of Palm Beach County's role is to administer the EFSP program locally, which includes facilitating the local EFSP board, coordinating the distribution of EFSP funds to local emergency food and shelter programs, and monitoring and providing technical assistance to those programs regarding EFSP funds.

Local EFSP Board

Daryl K. Houston, Chairman

Community Foundation for PB & Martin Counties

Melissa Arden

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Susan Buza

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

Maite Reyes-Cole

Coalition for Independent Living Options

Georgiana Devine

PBC Department of Human Services

Karis Engle

Glades Initiative

Sheila Gomez

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach

Ilan Hurvitz

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Ruth Mageria

Christians Reaching Out to Society

Amy Gyua-Moyer

Children’s Services Council

Robin Nunley

American Red Cross

Brenda Oakes

United Way of Palm Beach County       

John Ryan

Community Volunteer

Denese Wright

The Salvation Army Center of Hope

 PROGRAM MANAGERS (PBC)

Donna Quinlan

United Way of Palm Beach County

Tamara Worley

United Way of Palm Beach County

Accreditations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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