Grant Opportunities

CURRENT GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

NEW STRONG START GRANT:

Application Deadline: September 23, 2014 at Noon

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is committed to closing the achievement gap before it starts by preparing children for kindergarten.  As part of our Strong Start initiative, we have worked with community partners to identify and launch a neighborhood pilot to support kindergarten readiness in Danbury and Stamford.

Neighborhoods:
Danbury – Streets served by Park Avenue Elementary
Stamford – Streets served by KT Murphy Elementary
 
While community engagement and long term planning is still underway, we are currently accepting funding proposals for Phase I programs beginning November 2014 and ending October 31, 2015.  Up to $30,000 is available for Phase I funding. 

Two types of programs will be considered:
•    Parent/Caregiver-Child Groups
•    Parent/Caregiver Education, Skill Building, Family Engagement

Only programs that can support the desired outcomes of Strong Start and serve parents/caregivers with children prenatal to age 5 within the identified neighborhood will be considered for funding.  Please review the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) Packet below for details:

Instructions
RFP
Appendix A: Eligibility
Appendix B: Financials

Danbury:
Park Avenue Elementary Street List

Stamford:
KT Murphy District Map & Streets
BOE report Educational Disadvantage
BOE report Racial Background

If you are considering submitting an application or have questions, please contact:
Bridget Fox, EVP, Strategy and Volunteerism
bridget.fox@uwwesternct.org 
(203) 348-7714

 

CITY OF DANBURY SOCIAL SERVICE GRANTS:

United Way of Western Connecticut is no longer accepting Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the 2014-2015 City of Danbury Social Service Grant. The 2015-2016 proposal will become available in February 2015. If your agency is interested in applying, please check back for more information at that time.

For questions regarding City of Danbury grants, please contact Karen Mello at karen.mello@uwwesternct.org or (203) 297-6687.

UNITED WAY POLICIES

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CONTACTS

If you have questions about an existing grant, please contact:

EDUCATION GRANTS

Bridget Fox
Executive VP, Strategy and Volunteerism
1150 Summer Street, 2nd Floor
Stamford, CT 06905
bridget.fox@uwwesternct.org
Phone: (203) 348-7714

 

HEALTH GRANTS

Bridget Fox
Executive VP, Strategy and Volunteerism
1150 Summer Street, 2nd Floor
Stamford, CT 06905
bridget.fox@uwwesternct.org
Phone: (203) 348-7714

 

INCOME GRANTS

Karen Mello
Director of Financial Stability
85 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
karen.mello@uwwesternct.org
Phone: (203) 297-6687
 

GRANTS FOR SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD COUNTY

Kathy Thomas
Community Impact Coordinator
21 Main Street-P.O. Box 29
New Milford, CT 06776
kathy.thomas@uwwesternct.org
Phone: (860) 354-8800