United Way of Gloucester County offering grants to local nonprofits

The grants will be rewarded for up to $1,500 on a one-time basis to support community programs.

The United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) is looking to provide financial support to small non-profits located in and serving residents of Gloucester County. It is our goal to provide one-time competitive grants up to $1,500 to support the work of agency programs that are making a difference in peoples’ lives in the community. The purpose of the Live United Mini-Grant program is to provide a simple process for funding to great programs that serve residents throughout Gloucester County. The program offers funding support beyond the standard UWGC allocations process as to remain responsive to nonprofit organizational and community needs. The application deadline is July 14.

Grants will be awarded on a one-time basis to support community programs. The grant could be used to supplement or enhance an ongoing program or critical one-time need. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus supporting the UWGC community priorities related to education, financial empowerment and/or health.

Education: Efforts that prepare or support school-age children in early education, youth development, which promotes academic success, increased high school graduation rates, life skills and successful advancement to post-secondary education and/or career pursuits.

Financial stability: Efforts that promote financial literacy, stability and asset building; provides families and individuals with life skills that support financial responsibility, credit management, job training and employment assistance. These efforts include assistance with basic needs.

Health: Efforts that promote access to healthcare or health coverage and/or health education; provide resources for preventative measures; programming designed to combat childhood obesity.

A critical need may also include the purchase of supplies and equipment and/or provision for staff training that is essential for program operations. Submissions are limited to one application for one program per agency.

UWGC will only consider funding applicants that meet the following criteria: Organization must be a non-profit 501c3, must have a physical location, provide services to residents of Gloucester County and must be a local organization.  Application materials can be found at www.uwgcnj.org.

For more information, contact Director of Community Initiatives Nicole Morse at (856) 845-4303 ext. 13 or by email at nmorse@uwgcnj.org.