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2018 IMPACT Grant for Self-Sufficiency

United Way’s IMPACT for Self-Sufficiency Grant provides funding for programs that assist struggling, working individuals and families in moving towards self-sufficiency.  In addition to the 68 programs that United Way supports focusing on health, education, financial stability and essential services, the IMPACT Grant broadens United Way’s reach in Southwestern Indiana, by encouraging collaboration and working towards lasting community change.  United Way’s first IMPACT Grant was introduced last year and awarded to programs conducted by four local nonprofit organizations.

The 2018 IMPACT for Self-Sufficiency Grant Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to all 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, including United Way partner agencies, as well as non-partner agencies in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer counties.  Programs currently funded by United Way are not eligible.

Proposals must help move individuals and families toward attaining self-sufficiency using at least one of the following strategies:

  • Job Training and/or Educational Assistance
  • Financial Literacy and Counseling
  • Sustainable and Affordable Housing
  • Transportation for Education and/or Employment

Informational Sessions to walk interested nonprofit agencies through the grant and grant management system are scheduled for the following dates, and will take place at the United Way office located at 501 NW 4th Street, Evansville:

  • Thursday, August 23     10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 28         3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Instructions for nonprofit organizations to register for United Way of Southern Indiana’s Grant Management System can be accessed by clicking here.

Up to $100,000 of funding will be available, with a minimum request of $25,000 accepted.  A Letter of Intent, along with other guidelines for the 2018 IMPACT for Self-Sufficiency Grant can be accessed at


The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is September 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CST.


2017 Impact Grant Recipients:

  • Evansville Christian Life Center
    Closing the Gap through Getting Ahead program (GAIN Initiative)
  • Public Education Foundation Evansville
    Academy of Innovative Studies (AIS) First Avenue Campus – CNA Training Program
  • United Methodist Youth Home
    Independent Living Skills program
  • Youth First
    Strengthening Youth and Families program