UWOV introduces grant program for nonprofits working to reduce poverty in community

December 11, 2023 | 12:07 am

Updated December 10, 2023 | 10:11 pm

Vikki Embry

United Way of the Ohio Valley is introducing a small grant funding opportunity for area nonprofits that are working to reduce poverty in the community. Agencies interested in applying must submit a letter of intent by December 20.

Over the past few years, UWOV has gathered information from various sources to identify unmet needs in the local community. That led to the organization focusing on poverty reduction, targeting three intervention pathways: affordable housing, homelessness, and financial stability. 

UWOV plans to allocate $100,000 — separate from its annual campaign funds — for grants to local nonprofits in all 6 counties it serves, provided the program aligns with one of those three designated impact focus areas. Notably, these funds are exclusively accessible to nonprofits that are not currently United Way partner agencies. 

Interested agencies are required to complete a Letter of Intent Form, available here. The deadline for submitting the Letter of Intent is 3 p.m. on December 20.

Those forms will undergo a review and scoring process based on their alignment with the designated impact areas. Successful agencies will then be invited to apply for funding through a UWOV application process.

For questions, contact Director of Community Impact and Investment Vikki Embry at 270 684-0668 Ext. 25, or email [email protected].

To contribute to the initiative, donations can be made through the UWOV website at uwov.org. Businesses interested in conducting a UWOV employee pledge campaign are encouraged to reach out to Director of Resource Development Savannah Gatton at 270-684-0668 Ext 28. 

December 11, 2023 | 12:07 am

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