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PROGRAM FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
United Way of Champaign County allocates its funding to Community Impact programs on a two-year cycle, with the understanding that funding is subject to the allocable funds raised through the annual campaign. The program funding process for the 2012-2014 cycle has been completed. More details on any additional program funds will be posted here if/when they become available.
All grant applications must meet the mission and goals of United Way of Champaign County.
Mission: United Way of Champaign County brings people and resources together to create positive change and lasting impact for our community.
The current board approved goals are:
- Education: Children and youth develop to their full potential and are equipped to become positive, contributing members of the community.
- Financial Stability: Families and individuals will be financially secure and stable so they can meet their basic needs with hope and confidence for their future.
- Health and Well Being: People will have the resources, knowledge and support the necessary to meet their physical and mental health needs.
- Community Basics: Individuals and families will benefit from an improved human condition in Champaign County.
UWCC grants are subject to continuous monitoring by UWCC staff and volunteers.
Currently, UWCC allocates funds on a two year funding cycle. The two year cycle has several strengths: community agencies have to go through the rigorous application process only every other year, and agencies are able to plan, make resource and personnel decisions, and carry out programs over a two year time span.
OFF-CYCLE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
In order to respond to unanticipated needs and/or investment opportunities that do not align with the two-year funding cycle the board has authorized three situation in which money for off-cycle funding may be allocated.
The UWCC board is explicit that off-cycle funding is NOT a way to circumvent the two year funding cycle, which is the main way that allocable funding is distributed and quality control is exercised, nor should the funding be seen as unrestricted discretionary funds.