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United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties Grant Funding

United Way of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (UWOWC) funds Health, Education and Human Service nonprofit 501c(3) agencies’ programs that meet the needs of citizens located within the boundaries of Okaloosa and/or Walton Counties.  The programs we support are grouped into three Community Impact Areas:  Health, Education and Financial Stability.  United Way is interested in partnering with the most efficient, effective and innovative service providers in Okaloosa & Walton Counties.  Any organization seeking United Way funding must demonstrate the ability to operate programs in a manner consistent with the highest standards of quality, which shall include compliance with United Way management and financial requirements. In order for UWOWC to solicit contributions and/or pledges on behalf of any agency or group of agencies during campaign, United Way must be able to assure donors that certain requirements have been met.  It is the responsibility of United Way to provide and/or conduct an annual documentation audit substantiating these assurances.

UWOWC Grant Funding Process

Required Documents for Prequalification

All agencies seeking United Way funding must submit:

By signing and submitting the LOI and supporting requirements, the agency affirms all information in the Prequalification Checklist and Agency Financials are true and available for audit upon written request. Each agency that submits an LOI and supporting documents to United Way will be reviewed and notified as to their prequalification status.

After Submission

Agencies that do not meet initial review qualifications will be contacted by email.  Agencies that meet prequalification standards will be contacted by United Way and will be required to schedule a site visit.  All Notifications will be made on January 10, 2018. The site visit will focus on a review of the agency operations, programs and financials conducted by United Way’s Community Impact Committee volunteers and staff.

Questions, please email Becky Bourgeois, Director of Community Impact & Investments: becky@united-way.org