Impact Grant

Impact Grant Application

Do you see a need in our community?  Is there a gap in services that you have an idea to fill?  We'd love to help!  The Columbus Area United Way Impact Grant is designed to give seed money to local non-profits who are ready to get started.

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 areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Community Needs.  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 develop new or improved ways of delivering needed services, services which address emerging or newly identified needs, or services which respond to previously unmet or underserved needs within the four county service area of Boone, Colfax, Platte, and Nance counties.  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. Impact Grants
Organizations that already have programs established that are addressing recognized concerns within the areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Community Needs.  The objective of these impact grants will be to fund programs that will have measurable results that improve lives and make lasting change. 


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Need some extra help with the application?  Check out the guide.

Impact Grant Guidelines and Directions