Nonprofit Application

*UPDATE
Application revision is currently taking place to include the “Recovery and Restoration Criteria” that has been developed. Those fitting the Relief Criteria are encouraged to continue to use the existing application. At this time, new applications that are submitted will be evaluated using Relief, Recovery, and Restoration considerations. We encourage you to please continue to check this web page for notice of a revised application.

Grant Submission
Click here to enter the grant portal. Previous applicants using this system will use their existing usernames and passwords.
New applicants will need to create a new account by using the button “Click Here to Create a New e-Cimpact account”.
For questions you may contact: COVID19@unitedwayswi.org

Background:
Funding partners across Southwestern Indiana established a community-wide COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, primarily Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. This response is designed to serve the community through the relief, recovery and restoration phases typical of large-scale crises and to catalyze hope in a time that perpetuates hopelessness and isolation. This fund, which was launched on March 27, 2020, will serve as the primary and strategic vehicle designed to meet our community’s needs in the short, mid, and long term (18-month horizon). Funding is intended to ensure responsiveness in the human services sector so individuals and families in need are supported during this pandemic. Philanthropic efforts across the five-county region will be used to support this response. United Way of Southwestern Indiana serves as the Fiscal Sponsor. Fund Advisory and Allocation Committees include cross-sector representation across the region.

Definitions:

Relief – meet immediate need, a temporary fix for now
Recovery – a transitional foothold, for a ‘new normal”
Restoration – a transformational foundation, for what’s next

Funding Period
Requests for Phase I – Relief Grants – will be available on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Relief Grant Requests may be made on a rolling basis to address most immediate needs first, keeping in mind that additional needs will likely emerge over time.

Funding Consideration
Organizations can submit more than one request but are limited to one request per 30-day period. There is no minimum or maximum dollar amount that can be requested in one application. There is also no limitation on the total dollar amount one organization can receive.

Application Process
Before beginning the application, please note that as part of the application request, there will be a reporting requirement associated with receiving funds, if approved. Your organization will be asked to track details about individuals and families who benefit from the funded activities(s), e.g. zip codes, outcomes, etc. It is essential that all fields of the application are completed, including the project budget, in order to be considered for funding. If any information is missing, your application will not be considered for funding.

Requests will be reviewed, scored, and evaluated by a broad-based allocations committee on a monthly basis. Scoring will include a subjective analysis. If funds are awarded, the instructions for reporting along with reporting timelines will be provided with an award letter and Memo of Understanding (MOU) that includes a request for financial information to establish an ACH payment. After the signed MOU acknowledging the grant requirements is returned to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, awarded funds will be issued in a single payment (unless other arrangements have been made).

Eligibility
Applicants must be a 501(c) (3) organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Funding must serve residents in at least one of the primarily identified regional counties of Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick.

Components of proposals
This Relief Grant is created to meet the following objectives:

1) Provide gap support (not duplicated by Federal programs) to those who are asset-limited, income-constrained and may be temporarily unemployed (ALICE).
2) Sustain critical operations and levels of service that meet the basic needs of the vulnerable, at-risk, health care workers, and first responders (e.g., food, shelter and childcare)
3) Support temporary staffing or volunteer mobilization efforts in response to loss of the volunteer base critical to essential social services.
4) Encourage and champion a movement of neighbors caring for neighbors.

Proposals must meet at least one of these objectives to be considered for funding and may meet more than one objective.

For questions you may contact: COVID19@unitedwayswi.org

Grant Submission
Click here to enter the grant portal. Previous applicants using this system will use their existing usernames and passwords.
New applicants will need to create a new account by using the button “Click Here to Create a New e-Cimpact account”.