Making a meaningful impact on our community in health, education, and financial stability will require all of us coming together and working toward the same goal.
Information on the 2020 grant funding process will be available on the Salina Area United Way website. Please check back.
SAUW Brand Standards
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To be considered for funding, applicants will be asked to share how services advance United Way goals in Health, Education, or Financial Stability.
Health: Increase the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoiding risky behavior
Education: Raise the graduation rate
Financial Stability: Reduce the number of families who are financially unstable
Collaborators are defined as a group or organizations participating actively in a strategic partnership and who makes a significant contribution to the intellectual direction and success of solving a complex social problem. Their actions are supported by a shared measurement system and mutually reinforcing activities.
Collaborators could include: K-12 Schools, post-secondary institutions, government entities, not-for-profits, private businesses, foundations, faith-based organizations, and civic or professional membership organizations.
Root causes are defined as the fundamental reason for the occurrence of a problem; in a sequence of events, an intervention could reasonably be implemented to change performance and prevent an undesirable outcome.
Match/in-kind support is defined as cash and/or value of personnel, goods, and services contributed.
Salina Area United Way volunteers will review and score proposals.
Reviews and scores will be provided to United Priority Cabinet, UPC, and the Board of Directors, which will make funding recommendations.
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Five conditions of collective success include:
Adopting a common agenda
Sharing the same measurement systems
Coordinating responses to make progress
Engaging in continuous communication
Forming a backbone organization to drive the entire initiative
~John Kania and Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Make A Difference Grants
The purpose of the Make A Difference grant is to be more responsive to emerging community needs. Consideration will be given to program requests that represent innovative and new problem-solving methods, involve the participation of other community groups and resources, or improve programs with technical assistance and/or evaluation.
Does your program request:
Meet an emerging community need
Work toward achieving, or progress toward achieving, one of the three Salina Area United Way Goals. Include a three sentence description of which goal and the alignment to the identified goal
Document expected results
Provide Budget expenditures
List at least one objective with at least one outcome
Include a corresponding timetable
Document anticipated results
State plans for continuing funding for continuing projects or include statement for one-time project
Contact staff to learn more about the Make A Difference grant and application.
The level of funding available for Make A Difference grants will be determined annually by the Salina Area United Way Board of Directors.