Emergency & Emerging Needs Fund

The goal of the Emergency and Emerging Needs Fund is to provide a one-time influx of funds for projects that address community needs but are separate from the United Way’s annual grants program.

Proposed projects will focus on addressing community needs while not duplicating existing support services or programs. Programs and projects must fit into one of the United Way’s focus areas of Health, Education or Financial Stability/Income.

Proposals may be for one-time grant projects or for longer term programs which require some seed money and/or a trial operating period. There is no guarantee however of future funding beyond the initial Emergency and Emerging Needs Fund grant.

Grants are limited to non-profit organizations, including 501c3 non-profit organizations, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contributions, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities, 501c4, 501c5, and 501c6 organizations.

Existing Partner Agencies may apply, however only requests for new programs and projects that are not currently funded by the United Way will be reviewed.

Approving authority structure:
• ≤ $500 Executive Director & Chairperson
• $501-$2,000 Email vote by Emergency & Emerging Needs Fund Committee
• ≥ $2,001 Convene meeting of Emergency & Emerging Needs Fund Committee to Interview Applicant

Additional Requirements:
• Funds must be used to assist clients in Auglaize County
• Funds must be used as detailed in project proposal; request for changes must be submitted in writing to the Committee for approval.
• Funds must be spent within one year of the award.
• A six-month progress report and end of project award are also required.

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