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Apply for a Community Investment Grant

Community Investment Grants are available to organizations that serve or operate in Pulaski or Lonoke Counties. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Mollie Palmer at or 501-435-3203.

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Before You Begin

Download our Budget Worksheet (UPDATED)
owload our Guidelines and Eligibility


We have a new system for applications! We're excited to be utilizing Foundant as our grants software for the first time this year. To learn more about how to use Foundant, watch the videos below.


Grant meetings are tentatively scheduled for July 21, 22, and 23. Grant meetings will be scheduled with agencies following the grant deadline, and will be dependent on the trajectory of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines at that time. More information coming ASAP.


While our Community Investment Grants will focus on general administrative support and capacity building in light of COVID-19, applicants should still be able to demonstrate how the work of their agency aligns with United Way's focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, and/or Health.


All applicants must meet and provide evidence of the following requirements:
  • Recognized 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization and/or a tax-exempt entity by the IRS
  • Locally based volunteer board of directors or management body that meets at least quarterly, makes policy decisions and holds election of officers
  • Registered with the Arkansas Secretary of State, if required
  • Serve or operate in Pulaski and/or Lonoke Counties. 

Financial Requirements:

  • Total Revenue up to $199,999: Signed copy of IRS form 990 (or 990EZ) and compiled financial statements issued by an independent certified or licensed accountant
  • Total Revenue of $200,000-499,999: Signed copy of IRS 990 and independent financial review by certified or licensed accountant
  • Total Revenue of $500,000 or greater: Signed copy of IRS form 990 and audited financial statement issued by certified or licensed accountant.

Grant Guidelines

  • Grant funds may be spent for general administrative support or capacity building.
  • Grant funds cannot be sought for capital expenditures such as building, plans, construction or renovation.
  • Grant funds cannot be sought for proselytization.
  • Minimum grant request is $5,000.00.


May 4 -- Grant Applications Reopen
June 12 -- Grant Applications Due
July 21, 22, and 23 -- Grant Meetings
August 24-28 -- Grant Announcements
September 15 -- Quarterly disbursements begin