Community Impact Grants
A United Way of the Brazos Valley is proud to support local organizations who serve our community. Organizations are encouraged to apply for funding through the various grant opportunities.
About Community Impact Grants
Community Impact Grants are how the United Way of the Brazos Valley invests in programs that address specific community centered issues. Funding decisions are made through a competitive application process. Our Community Impact Grants are invested in nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with our three strategic priority areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health. Grant recipients provide services across the Brazos Valley in the seven counties we serve: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties.
Community Impact Grants range from $10,000 – $40,000 annually for a 2-year grant cycle. Before submitting an application, please review the information provided on this page.
The 2023-2025 Community Impact Grant Application Period closed on February 11, 2023 at 5 pm.
Application Process & Criteria
Who is Eligible?
- Are tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and units of government. Must provide an IRS tax ID Determination letter
- Submit all required documentation with application and meet all required criteria as stated in United Way Board of Governance Policy No. 1.03. Deadlines will be strictly enforced
- Provide services in the Brazos Valley region of Texas (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties)
- Align with at least one of United Way of the Brazos Valley goals in the areas of Health, Education and/or Financial Stability
- Are governed by a board that meets at least quarterly and have board approved by-laws and articles of incorporation.
- Have an annual independent audit completed by an independent CPA or if annual revenue is under $750,000, an annual financial review by an independent CPA
- Maintain and comply with non-discrimination and anti-terrorism laws
- Agree and comply to the requirements as stated in the agency funding agreement with United Way of the Brazos Valley
- Provide Administrative percentage 3-Year Average as requested on the application and describe how the organization seeks to minimize administrative expenses
Community Impact grants are not intended for the following types of requests:
- Individuals or scholarships
- Endowment funds
- Fundraising activities
- Short term events or seminars (2 weeks or less)
- Political lobbying or legislative activities
- Capital campaigns
United Way of the Brazos Valley encourages grant requests for projects or programs that:
- Are likely to have a substantial impact on individuals and families living in the Brazos Valley
- Partner with United Way of the Brazos Valley to provide practical solutions to the health, education, and financial stability challenges facing Brazos Valley residents
- Actively engage with others in the community to address community challenges
- Successfully leverage other sources of support including volunteers, funding or community involvement
- Are sustainable over time
How It Works
Community Impact Grant Application
- Applications for Community Impact Grants opened on January 11, 2023.
- Applications for Community Impact Grants closed on February 11, 2023. The online portal will not accept applications submitted after the deadline
- Once an application has been submitted, a panel of community volunteers will review each request and determine which organizations will be invited to schedule a site visit
- The grant allocation committee will make their recommendation for funding to the Board of Directors at the May 2023 Board Meeting.
- Grant recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.