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.

BLACKBAUD ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

 

REMINDER – WE ARE USING A NEW ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM!

 

This system has a few differences you will need to get used to; the best way to learn about them is to review this Blackbaud 101 document in full.

Here are a couple of the most important things to remember when getting started:

ALL AGENCIES MUST Create a New Account Log-in: We are no longer using Zengine, so your log-in information from previous years will not work. Click “New Applicant?” and set up your new log-in with an email and password.

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

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. **Quick tip – if you are seeing an eligibility quiz it means you are accessing a new application, not a saved application.

 

Applicable Resources:

TECHNICAL 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, and Certification. Depending on the type and complexity of the assistance requested, our technical assistance is available by email, phone, and appointment.

For phone or email support, please contact Kathleen or Teresa:

To schedule an appointment, please sign-up online.

    INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

     

    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.

    Agency Certification

    Certification is a one-year classification – and 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 Certification application March 8 For agencies not currently Certified
    Re-Certification Re-Certification application 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.

    Open to All Agencies

     

    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 March 22
    Community Accelerator Fund

    Aims to support capacity building for collaboratives/coalitions and fund new creative or cutting-edge ideas.

    This RFP is expected to be released in March 2019 Expected March 2019 Rolling
    Initiative Investments & Special Projects

    Funding for targeted projects or programs that support United for Children and Mission United. Special projects will include targeted efforts that address other emergent community needs 

    RFPs will be released on an as needed basis Released with RFPs Released with RFPs

    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 Early Childhood Success Online Application February 22
    Youth Success Youth Success RFP Youth Success Online Application March 1
    Thriving Families Thriving Families RFP Thriving Families Online Application 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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