Granite United Way Launches 2022 RFP Process
GRANITE UNITED WAY LAUNCHES RFP PROCESS for 2022
Nonprofits across the state are welcome to engage in the process to become a qualified partner and seek program support – This year an Equity and Inclusion Funding component has been added
Granite United Way has launched its statewide Request for Qualified Partner application and Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2022. Certified 501(c)3 organizations, or organizations with a fiscal sponsor, can apply for qualification status and apply for funding in all 7 of our regions, including the newest Greater Seacoast region. General grant funding is intended to support programs that enable individuals and communities to Learn, Earn and Be Healthy. This year an Equity Application has been added to the grant options focused on supporting grassroots organizations.
“With support from the Granite United Way Board of Directors, we have been taking a closer look at our work and grantmaking process through a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens. This reflection has included discussions with other funders, community leaders, and review of our grant making history.” Said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “Through this process the Board created a DE&I Committee to lead this important work. Based on the recommendation of that committee, and with unanimous approval from the Board, GUW is establishing an equity and inclusion funding opportunity- focused on grassroots organizations creating impact in our communities.”
The General Application provides support to organizations who create opportunities to Learn, Earn, and Be Healthy across our regions.
The Equity Application is available for partners who:
• Have not received a Community Impact Grant from Granite United Way in the last 5 years,
• Have revenues under $500,000 annually,
• Support work that addresses a documented equity gap in their community,
• Are requesting funds of $10,000 per year or less, and
• Are seeking funding in only one of Granite United Way’s 7 regions.
All applications must be completed by June 28, 2022 at 4pm.
This year Granite United Way is also offering two drop-in question and answer sessions are available on:
• June 7, 2022 from 10am to noon
• June 14, 2022 from 1pm to 3pm
Those interested in more information regarding these sessions should email firstname.lastname@example.org for access information.
“We seek to be a supporter and collaborator in this process, to lead and support with trust, respect, and humility, and to remain open to learning and embracing opportunities for growth and change along the way.” Said Tufts. “We are committed to our strategic promises to be local, lead and adapt to our community’s needs.”