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Community Care Fund

What is the United Way Community Care Fund?

United Way is committed to creating lasting change with measurable improvements for people in North Idaho. As a convener, collaborator, and catalyst for change our vision is to create a thriving community where adults and children have access to education, financial stability, and good health, which are the building blocks to self-sufficiency and a high quality of life. 

As part of that commitment, United Way of North Idaho invests in high-performing programs and services that align with our strategic priorities in two ways:

  1. Direct targeted investments, and

  2. Community Care Fund grants

The Community Care Fund is donor-designated funds directed toward quality local programs that benefit communities in the five counties we serve. Funding is granted to partner nonprofit organizations through a competitive application process. 

  • Grants will be awarded for a period of one year, with the possibility of an additional year renewal

  • Agencies seeking funding may apply to either the Spring or Fall cycle 

  • Funding may be requested for programs in any of the five counties we serve (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone counties)

  • Grant funding may be used for operational, administrative, staffing, and supply expenses to support the program

  • Organizations that are awarded grants will be required to submit an interim six-month progress report and a year-end report on program outcomes

  • Programs must align with one of 14 investment priorities:

  

 

Applications for the 2019-2020 program year will be available Fall 2018 with grant awards announced in December. 

 

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Click here to download a list of our currently funded programs.