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2020 Regional Grants

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Heart of Arkansas United Way Regional Grants are available to organizations that serve or operate in Saline, Baxter, Clark, Drew, or Hot Spring Counties. Applications for our 2020-21 grant cycle will be available Monday July 6, and are due on Friday, July 31. Below are the guidelines and eligibility requirements for our grant applicants. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Mollie Palmer at mpalmer@heartaruw.org or 501.435.3203.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

HOW TO APPLY USING FOUNDANT

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.

OUR FOCUS AREAS

While our Regional  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.
 
Education – Preparing children, youth and young adults to succeed in school and life.
Financial Stability – Helping individuals and families pave a path to financial independence.
Health – Helping individuals live healthy, independent lives.

REQUIREMENTS

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
  • Applicants must submit most recent IRS form 990 or 990 EZ, if required by the IRS
  • Serve or operate in one or more of the following counties: Saline, Baxter, Clark, Drew, or Hot Spring. NOTE: agencies wishing to request funding for work related to more than one county must complete a separate application for each county.

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 request is $1,000.00. 

TIMELINE 

July 6: Grants Available on heartaruw.org
July 31.: Grant Applications Due
August 3-September 4: Program Evaluation
September 7-11: Grant Announcements made
September 2019: Quarterly Fund Disbursement begins