This Agency Resources page is meant to provide a centralized space for agencies to access all resources related to United Way’s Community Investments. Each time an RFP is released or an online application opens, the links will be available here. Additional information, such as technical assistance, is also provided in this space. Organizations are encouraged to apply for any and all opportunities that align with their programming and strategic objectives.

2020 Agency Information Session Registration

 

Please register to attend one of our upcoming information sessions!  These in-person sessions offer a way to learn and ask questions about United Way investments and engagement opportunities. We welcome all individuals and organizations interested in partnering with United Way or simply learning about our work. 

Dates:

Wednesday, December 4, 2:30-4:30 PM

Tuesday, December 10, 8:30-10:30 AM

Location: All sessions will be held at the United Way office at 2515 Walmer Ave in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Register at: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5189427/2020-Agency-Information-Session-Registration

This year we will also be offering online presentations that cover the same material as the information sessions. They will be posted here when they are available.

BLACKBAUD ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

 

The best way to learn about our application system is to review this Blackbaud 101 document in full.

Here are a couple of the most important things to remember when using this online application system:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST Create an Account Portal Log-in: Go to: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_6017?SA=AM and click “New Applicant?” to set up your log-in with an email and password.

Access your saved applications ONLY through your Account Portal: Your Account Portal is the ONLY place to access in-progress (saved) applications for editing, as well as copies of applications that have been submitted. Log-in to your Account Portal at this link: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_6017?SA=AM.

In other words, you will use the online application links in the Investment Opportunities Section only when starting a new application for the first time. Once you press “save and finish later” you will find your saved application in your Account Portal.  Application links always start a new, blank application.  This means the only time you will use an application link more than once is when you are intentionally submitting multiple applications under the same RFP, such as applications for two different programs that fall under Early Childhood Success. 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ASSISTANCE

 

United Way staff are available to provide technical assistance related to all aspects of Community Investments, such as the online application portal (Blackbaud Grantmaking), grant applications, choosing alignment with United Way strategies, and Certification. Depending on the type and complexity of the assistance requested, our technical assistance is available by email, phone, and appointment.

For support, please contact Kathleen or Teresa:

AGENCY CERTIFICATION

 

Certification is a one-year classification – not a grant funding opportunity – that United Way of South Hampton Roads offers to local nonprofits that have a direct, substantial presence in UWSHR’s service area. Certification demonstrates to the public that an agency has met a robust set of standards covering three core areas: financial health, governance, and performance accountability. All certified agencies have access to the full list of benefits that certification offers.

Review the Agency Manual (certification section and Appendix A) for full details of requirements, eligibility, and benefits.

Certification Type

Online Application Link

Deadline

Eligibility

New Agency New Agency application [closed] March 8 For agencies not currently Certified
Re-Certification Re-Certification application [closed] February 8 For currently Certified agencies

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

This year, our grant opportunities will be offered primarily through Request for Proposals (RFPs) released throughout the year to enable flexibility and responsiveness while promoting greater structure and cohesiveness. The Community Investments Overview provides context for these RFPs and includes United Way’s population focus, Community Vision for Change, and types of investments.

Across our investment opportunities, we aim to invest in direct services (including both essential services and program investments) and systems change because we believe this two-pronged approach is crucial to tackling our community’s most complex challenges. Organizations are encouraged to apply for any and all opportunities that align with their programming and strategic objectives.

Open to All Agencies

See the specific Requests for Proposals to understand the eligibility criteria for each opportunity.

Title

Description

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Online Application Link

Deadline

Child Developmental Screenings (ASQ®)

Apply to participate in a community-wide effort to ensure that all children are screened and supported with achieving developmentally appropriate milestones and growth using the online Ages & Stages Questionnaire® (ASQ®).

Note: This RFP is NOT for organizations who are applying under the Early Childhood Success RFP strategies 1 and/or 2.

Child Developmental Screenings (ASQ®) RFP Child Developmental Screenings application Rolling
Community Accelerator Fund Aims to support capacity building for collaboratives/coalitions and fund new creative or cutting-edge ideas.

Community Accelerator Fund RFP

Note: Read first

Community Accelerator Fund Letter of Interest Application Rolling
Initiative Investments & Special Projects Initiative Investments include funding for targeted projects or programs that support United for Children and Mission United. Special projects include targeted efforts that address other emergent community needs 
Special Project: Trauma-Informed Care This opportunity aims to aims to advance the trauma-informed system of care and support building a trauma-responsive community.

Trauma-Informed Care RFP

Note: Read first

Trauma-Informed Care Application

Priority Deadline: September 13

After Priority Deadline: Rolling until funds expended

Special Project: Oral Health Catalyst RFP United Way of South Hampton Roads and Virginia Health Catalyst aim to co-invest in collaborative projects that seek to identify, understand, and/or address root cause or systems issues that will advance the integration of oral health into the health care system and/or improve oral health outcomes.

Oral Health Catalyst RFP

Note: Read first

Oral Health Catalyst Application

Deadline:

November 22, 2019

Initiative Investment: United for Children Summer LEAP This opportunity aims to support the success of school-aged youth by improving access to quality OST activities for youth enrolled in United for Children’s 2019 Summer LEAP program. UfC Summer LEAP Request for Program Proposals [closed] May 29

Open to Certified Agencies Only

Three RFPs encompass United Way’s funding for Essential Services and Program Investments. These investments represent the longest-running grant funding opportunities at United Way. The RFPs are broken down by three focus areas: Early Childhood Success, Youth Success, and Thriving Families.

The Community Investments Overview serves as the introduction for each of the below RFPs. It includes important information about United Way’s population focus, Community Vision for Change, and types of investments. In addtion to the Community Investments Overview, it is important to carefully read the associated RFP before completing the online application.

Focus Area

Request for Proposals (RFP)*

Online Application Link

Deadline

Early Childhood Success Early Childhood Success RFP [closed] February 22
Youth Success Youth Success RFP [closed] March 1
Thriving Families Thriving Families RFP [closed] March 22

This Glossary & Appendices is the final document relevant to all three of these RFPs. It provides definitions of key terms and includes the appendices referenced throughout the RFPs.

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