Grant Opportunities

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In order to invest in the resources and relationships necessary to realize Foothills United Way’s vision of a community working together in which all people can reach their full potential, we offer four types of grants that allow conversations to happen, deepen collaboration efforts, grow community initiatives and make communities resilient.

Community Resilience Grants | Foothills United Way is targeting the development of community resilience by awarding grants to partners able to address the needs of residents vulnerable to or living in crisis because of a deficiency in both resources and relationships. The 2017 Community Resilience Grant process will begin in May with orientation sessions and a pre-application. The grant applications will be due in July with notifications coming in late November. Additional information will be available in late spring.

  • To see examples of previously funded Community Resilience Grants, click here

Community Conversation Grants | Bringing people together to hear about their vision for their community requires an investment in hospitality. These grants can be used to cover costs for things like meeting space, refreshments, childcare, transportation assistance or facilitation necessary to host Community Conversations.
*Community Conversation Grant applications will be reviewed at the beginning of each month. 
  • To learn more about the Community Conversation Grants Guidelines, click here
  • To see the Community Conversation Workbook, click here
  • To apply for a Community Conversation Grant, click here

Emerging Partnership Planning Grants | These grants support groups with costs related to strategic planning consultation and facilitation, convening partners, documentation of planning and creating an information sharing system for their partnership. 

*The Emerging Partnership Planning Grants will be offered twice a year. August 11, 2017 and March 2018.

To learn about our current Grantee, check out this blog

Impact Initiative Grants | Foothills United Way intends to drive community transformation through grants to groups with LIVE UNITED Collaboration status to cover direct program implementation, initiative backbone functions and paid staff time to coordinate collaborative program planning and service delivery.

 *The Impact Initiative Grant application will be online mid-September and due October 23, 2017, only LIVE UNITED Collaborations are eligible to apply.