A Community Impact Grant was established in 1996 by the United Way Board of Directors. The purpose of the Community Impact Grant program is to provide health and human service agencies and organizations an opportunity to seek funds for immediate and creative responses to the most pressing human needs in the area of Education, Income and health. Community Impact Grants can be applied for in two different areas:
1. One year demonstration or pilot project grant: Organizations are encouraged to test and develope new or improved ways of delivering needed services, services which address emerging or newly identified needs, or services which respond to unmet or underserved needs with in the Columbus area. The desired results of these demonstration/pilot programs will be improved delivery or services for persons in need, and a stronger more integrated human service network in our community.
2. Impacts Grants: Organizations that already have programs established that are addressing recognized concerns within the broad areas of Education, Income and Health. The objective of these impact grants will be to fund programs that will have measurable results that improve lives and make lasting change.
Funding for the program comes from a percentage of the annual earnings of the United Way Endowment.
*Deadline April 28, 2017