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 opens on Wednesday, January 11.

Application Process & Criteria

 

Who is Eligible?

Organizations who:

  • 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

Ineligible Requests

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

Key Considerations

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 will open on January 11, 2023.
  • Applications for Community Impact Grants will close 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.

Application Instructions

 

Applicants are required to attend the training session OR sign up to receive the recording prior to submitting an application.
Applications submitted without either attending the training session or requesting the training recording will not be accepted. 

Click below to register for the recording.

Application

The 2023 Community Impact Grant application will open on January 11, 2023 and the deadline to apply is February 11, 2023.

Although the application will not open until January 11, organizations can create a profile prior to the application itself opening. Click below to create a profile.

For more information about Community Impact Grants, contact Kat Gammon at kgammon@uwbv.org or 979-696-4483 x. 113.

United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley.