PATHWAY GRANTS

Pathway Grants

United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s new strategic framework includes a move to competitive grant funding. Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) will be released semi-annually and will center around one or more of our Pathways. Any 501(c)3 in good standing that serves Vanderburgh, Warrick, or Spencer counties is eligible to apply. A nonprofit does not have to be a legacy “Partner Agency” to apply for these funding opportunities. United Way of Southwestern Indiana is excited to expand our partnerships and empower individuals and families with resources to support upward mobility. 

All applications are assessed by either United Way’s Community Impact Cabinet or special panels – groups of trained, cross-sector volunteers – who make funding recommendations to the Board of Directors. For more detailed information on our funding process, click here.

New Pathways

MENTAL HEALTH
Advocating for, and improving, mental health care access and awareness

EMPOWERING EMPLOYMENT
Empowering individuals with the resources needed to secure and maintain employment

THRIVING NEXTGEN
Equipping children and youth with skills to thrive both socially and academically

SOCIAL STABILITY & GROWTH
Strengthening relationships that serve as a safety net (family & friends) and alliances that expand opportunities for growth (cohorts, coaches & mentors)

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Pathway Grant Fall 2021:
Gaining Employment

GOAL: INDIVIDUALS SECURE OR ADVANCE EMPLOYMENT 

PATHWAY: Empowering Employment
Empowering individuals with the resources they need to secure and maintain employment.

FUNDING AVAILABLE: $250,000

MINIMUM REQUEST: $20,000

Gaining Employment Grantees

Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce Board, Inc.          $140,000
Mobile service & expansion of service to additional job seekers

Ivy Tech Foundation                                                           $84,000
Scholarships for new IvyBridges HVAC and CDL certification program

Missing Pieces                                                                    $26,000 
Support of new no-fee transportation route to provide accessibility to employers in Eastern Vanderburgh/Western Warrick County

Grant Timelines