Community Impact Grants

GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

The United Way of Martin County's Community Impact Grant application process is designed to support local programs that are working to address specific community needs in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. For programs that have not received United Way funding in the previous funding cycle, the process begins with a Letter of Intent (LOI). For current funded programs, the LOI is not required.

The LOI is a brief overview of the organization's proposed program and its alignment with the United Way's community impact priorities. If the LOI is approved, the organization will be invited to submit a full grant application, which will include detailed information about the project, its budget, and its expected outcomes.

The grant application will be reviewed by a panel of community leaders, volunteers and subject matter experts, who will evaluate the organization's capacity to implement the project, its potential impact on the community, and its alignment with the United Way's mission.

REQUIREMENTS

This funding process is open to any program that: 

  • Is implemented by a 501 (c)(3) organization;
  • Serves Martin County residents;
  • Has been in existence for at least two years;
  • Addresses one or more of the United Way of Martin County’s focus areas:
    • Education focus includes promoting early learning and literacy skills to prepare Martin County children for kindergarten; help Martin County students read on level by third grade, acquire skills for academic and social emotional achievement in middle school; and graduate high school on time prepared for continuing education, work and life.
    • Health focus area supports Martin County residents’ access to healthcare services including preventative, mental, dental, pharmaceutical, vison, prenatal and pediatric care; helps individuals maintain a healthy weight and engage in supportive relationships.
    • Financial Stability focus includes helping Martin County residents with basic needs including food and shelter, increase financial stability, increase food security and improve employability and retention.
  • If you are a new agency, or an existing agency submitting a new program, you will need to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).

APPLY FOR FUNDING

The 2023 - 2024 Community Impact Grant applications are due on March 24, 2023, at 5 p.m. Programs that have not received funding in the previous funding cycle will need to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 8, 2023, at 5 p.m.

If you are a new agency or an existing agency submitting a new program, complete the Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 8, 2023, at 5 p.m. The LOI form is listed below. 

An agency can submit an LOI for a program if:
  • It is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
  • The Program is currently not receiving funding.
  • The Program has been in existence for a minimum of two years.
  • The Program will serve Martin County residents. 
  • The Program impacts one of the following areas: 
    • Education: School Readiness, Early Grade Success, Middle School Success or High School and Post-Secondary Success
    • Financial Stability: Economic Self Sufficiency, Employment Support or Financial Management and Support 
    • Health: Access to Health Care, Healthy Beginnings to Life, Healthiest Lifestyle or Healthy Relationships 

Community Impact Grant Letter of Intent


Has the program been in existence for a minimum of two years?
Yes
No
Program Contact
Organizational Overview
Program Overview
What Impact Area are you applying for?
Education
Health
Financial Stability
Select your program's focus area in education:
SCHOOL READINESS: Children will receive a balanced literacy approach to learning that contributes to kindergarten readiness
EARLY GRADE SUCCESS: Students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Students have acquired the skills for academic and social-emotional development.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUCCESS: Students have acquired the skills for academic and social-emotional development.
HIGH SCHOOL AND POST-SECONDARY SUCCESS: Students graduate or complete high school with a post-secondary plan in place or are prepared for work.
Select your program's focus area in financial stability:
ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY: Individuals/families have access to food, shelter, education and other income/work supports
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT: Individuals have access to Jobs/Job Training and health and education initiatives that improve employability and retention
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT: Individuals Increase financial management knowledge and skills.
Select your program's focus area in health:
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE: Individuals have access to necessary health care services- including those for preventative, mental, dental, pharmaceutical, vison- provided in a coordinated way that will produce the best health results.
HEALTHY BEGINNINGS TO LIFE: Women & children receive appropriate prenatal, well-being and pediatric care.
HEALTHIEST LIFESTYLE: All individuals are eating healthy, are physically active and maintain a healthy weight.
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: Individuals have a positive outlook and engage in supportive relationships.

Sorry but programs must be in existence for 2 years prior to receiving funding.

An LOI is not required. You will only need to submit a 2023-2024 Grant Application, which will go live on e-C IMPACT on February 27, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. and will close on March 24, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.
Instructions on how to access e-C IMPACT for returning agencies/users.
 

  1. URL: https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=11410U (please bookmark or save as a favorite for easy access.)
  2. To begin, click on the link titled “2023-2024 Grant Application” on the left-hand side of the screen. 
  3. Once you click on the link you will see that the application status will be marked as “Not Started”. Please proceed and complete all forms in the application.
  4. At any time, you may save your work by clicking the “Save My Work” link at the bottom of the page.
  5. Once the form(s) are completed and ready for submission, save your form(s) using the link “Save My Work and Mark as Completed” also found at the bottom of the page.  This will re-direct you to the process overview.
  6. Be sure to upload all required attachments using the link with the words “Required Documents” in the title. 
  7. Once all attachments are uploaded, you will again be brought to the process overview. 
  8. To submit your application and receive a confirmation email, click the red button that reads “Submit My Report Now!”  A confirmation email will be sent to the email address displayed in the text box.
  9. If you require additional support, the Organization Training Manual provides an overview on how to use e-C IMPACT to complete your Grant Application. The Organization Training Manual can be found on your home page under Resource Center, or you may also call our office at 772-244-2208.