Please find any open United Way Niagara calls for funding opportunities below. 

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If your organization is interested in applying for the United Way Niagara Poverty to Possibility Funding Framework, you are required to complete the Poverty to Possibility Eligibility Quiz.

If your organization is eligible to apply for program funding, the Letter of Intent portion will automatically be available to you. Letters of Intent are due by Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST. All questions marked with an asterisk require a response.

To be eligible for funding, the programs must address the relevant funding framework and serve one or more of the municipalities of the Niagara region.

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In partnership with The Branscombe Family Foundation, United Way Niagara is pleased to offer non-profit and charitable organizations access to Special Projects/Emergency funding to address community issues for residents of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet and/or Welland.

The goal of the Special Projects/Emergency Fund is to provide financing for innovative projects on a short-term basis, separate from United Way’s annual grants program or to assist in emergency situations.

Proposed projects will focus on addressing community needs while not duplicating existing support services/programs. Programs that impact people experiencing poverty in the following areas are encouraged:

  • Housing/Food
  • Youth
  • Newcomers
  • Building Organizational & Community Capacity

Proposals may be for one-time projects or for longer term programs which require some seed money and/or a trial operating period. There is no guarantee however of future funding beyond the initial Special Projects/Emergency Fund grant.

Grants will range to a maximum of $10,000 and will be available every 90 days during the year according to the following deadlines:

  • February 1st
  • May 1st
  • August 1st
  • November 1st

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding, an organization must:

  • Provide a financial and outcomes report upon completion of the project
  • Deliver the proposed project to the citizens of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet and/or Welland
  • Agree to use the funds only for the approved project
  • Complete the project within one year from the time of funding

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