Systems Change Grant Application

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is seeking to fund a diverse portfolio of partners that will leverage their existing services or programs to advance shared systems change goals.

United, We Can

Building a strong community where all people can thrive depends on your generous support.

ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE SYSTEMS?

Families in our community are being held back from achieving economic well-being. The challenges they face are seemingly intractable, interconnected, complex, and rapidly changing. While critical programs that support families with low incomes are important, we can no longer afford to focus on short-term repairs to the cracks in the broken systems.

This grant opportunity will be informed by community and partner perspectives, strengthen links across the nonprofit system of care, and, ultimately, accelerate measurable systems change across the defined opportunities within the two-year funding period.

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is seeking to fund a diverse portfolio of partners that will leverage their existing services or programs to advance shared systems change goals. Together, the work will address root causes holding families back from achieving economic mobility and well-being.


ABOUT THE GRANTS:

Grants will include two years of unrestricted funding beginning July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2024, supporting both existing program(s) and organizational capacity to engage in portfolio-level systems change efforts. Organizations may only submit ONE application and grants are likely to range from $25,000 - $750,000.


INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Registrations for our virtual Q&A information sessions are closed, but you can watch a recording of our October 12, 2021 session below.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY:

This opportunity is open for any tax-exempt nonprofit or community organization currently operating programs or services within the following footprint:

  • Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties in Ohio;

  • Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana; and

  • Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Grant counties in Kentucky.


TO APPLY:

Applicants must submit a Letter of Opportunity through an online application that will open October 18. A link to access the system will be available at that time.

Please read the entire "Call for Systems Change" (DOWNLOAD .PDF) packet prior to beginning your application. The application deadline is November 22, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

Scroll down for the application link and instructions.



SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Submit your application via e-CImpact now.

APPLY NOW



HOW TO APPLY AND INSTRUCTIONS:

New to the application process? Watch a tutorial below and download step-by-step PDF instructions.



DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS (.PDF)




FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For more information about the application process or general questions, email impact@uwgc.org.



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