A strong community has a system of quality partners that are available to help people

We’re proud to partner with more than 30 organizations to address community challenges and deliver programs throughout the Wabash Valley. We are here to help provide funding opportunities and resources that can make progress on our bold goal and create a stronger community.

Available Grants

The UWWV Financial Management Impact Council is soliciting proposals to expand financial literacy training, coaching, and/or mentoring in the Wabash Valley. The initiative must expand all participants’ ability to understand and properly apply financial management skills. UWWV is seeking proposals from qualified applicants to coordinate, manage, and monitor initial training programs involving a minimum of six hours of total instructional time. Applicants will also be expected to provide post-training coaching/mentoring opportunities.

Applicants will work with an employer partner or partners to deliver convenient and incentivized financial literacy training to their employees. Incentives may include additional paid time off to attend courses, the contribution of funds to an emergency account, “lunch and learn” meals, etc. While course enrollment will be open to all, applicants must address how they will identify and attract members of the ALICE population to participate in the financial literacy program and facilitate their attendance at the course.

The UWWV Financial Management Impact Council is making available $100,000 in funding to be provided over one year from the grant start date. Pending successful assessment of the program, these grants may be renewable

There will be a required virtual meeting for interested applicants on March 25th.  Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 812-235-6287.  Letter of Intent will be due on April 4th.

The UWWV SN is seeking proposals from community organizations, service groups, and other community-based groups to conduct projects or programs involving community members and businesses to enhance the look and feel of their local neighborhoods. Projects may focus on any neighborhood in the UWWV service area that includes ALICE residents and should be undertaken in consultation with those residents. Projects may address neighborhood beautification, neighborhood gathering spots, public safety, or blight elimination, or a combination of any of these four categories. Examples of previously funded projects include the creation of a dog park in Collett Park, providing Ring doorbells for residents in Sullivan, improving and expanding a community garden in Clinton, and upgrading the lighting around the Ryves Youth Center, among others.

The UWWV SN Impact Council has made available a total of $60,000 in funding to be provided to eligible qualifying applicants. Applicants may apply for $1,000 to $5,000 to be expended in 12 months or less from the time funding is approved.

Go to uwwv.org/strongneighborhoodgrant and complete the application form by March 25, 2022.

The UWWV Financial Management Impact Council is soliciting proposals to expand financial literacy education for students in grades 9-12. Participating students will gain practical skills and knowledge about financial management, including topics such as earning, budgeting, taxes, credit, debt, saving, and investing. Organizations that are eligible to apply include school corporations or individual schools, community centers or organizations, and faith-based groups.

The program must be a sustained experience (a minimum of six hours of instruction) and employ a rigorous assessment method to evaluate student learning. Although not required, we value an in-person, instructor-led, real-time experience offered at a location that is easily accessible for students.
Participation and completion should be incentivized, if not by course credit and a grade, then by other means. Attendance must be tracked and reported.

The UWWV Financial Management Impact Council is making available $75,000 in funding to be provided over one year from the grant start date. Pending successful assessment of the program, these grants may be renewable

There will be a required virtual meeting for interested applicants on January 26th at 4 pm.  Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 812-235-6287.  Letter of Intent will be due on February 4th.

The Success By 6 Council, supported by the Natalie Pugh Memorial Professional Development fund, is looking to help fulfill the need for trained early childhood education teachers with the development of their Early Childhood Education Credential Assistance Program (CAP). This program has made $30,000 available as educational fulfillment incentives to those who complete their credential/degree program utilizing the federally funded and Indiana administered Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H) Early Childhood Scholarship Program or Illinois’s Gateways Scholarship Program. These are already funded programs that provide tuition reimbursement to students in the early childhood education field.

This United Way gap funding will be available to support individuals as an additional direct monetary incentive to complete their education and also as an incentive payment to assist the individual’s early childhood education program employer as they support their employees to help them attain their educational goals. The incentive funding will range from $500 – $1,500 based on the credential or degree type.

Students must apply before their last semester of schooling.  Check out the full details and application below for more information.

The Professional Development Grant Program, supported by the Natalie Pugh Memorial Professional Development fund, gives financial aid for attendance at continuing education programs for child care providers/early education professionals that work with children ages 0-6.

Recently Closed Grants

The United Way’s annual Safety Net funding opportunity is currently available.  It is open to any organization providing immediate and emergency assistance of vital needs such as food, shelter, and clothing in the United Way’s 6-county service area of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo in Indiana, and Clark in Illinois.  UWWV is making approximately $100,000 available for these 1-year grants.

Definition of Safety Net: Supporting emergency services vital to the basic needs of food, shelter & clothing.
Strategies could include:
–  Disaster response; programs that help individuals prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from natural or man-made disasters.

– Low-income assistance; programs that aid vulnerable, elderly or disabled individuals to help meet the basic needs of life and avoid hunger, homelessness, and medical crisis.

– Information and referral; programs that link existing community services to those in need.

There will be a required virtual meeting for interested applicants on January 11th at 12 noon.  Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 812-235-6287.  Full grant applications will be due on February 4th.  The application is available via e-C Impact at the link below.

For access to E-CImpact in order to upload your application please contact Mark Johnson at [email protected] or 812-235-6287.

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