United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County Seeks Proposals for FY 2018-2019 Funding Cycle

Due to the tremendous support of its donors, the United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County (UWOLC) will once again invest in worthwhile local programs and community coalitions that improve people’s health, promote education, support financial stability, and meet basic needs within the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community throughout Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019.

Since 1970, the UWOLC has advanced the common good by mobilizing resources, promoting collaboration, and supporting programs that make a significant difference throughout Oxford and Lafayette County. The organization has distributed millions of dollars to local program partners and community coalitions over the years through a competitive grant-making process that seeks to make a concrete, measurable impact.

“Our local United Way is proud to partner with area non-profit organizations and other entities to improve lives as well as meet needs throughout the LOU community,” said Executive Director Kurt Brummett. “The grant funding our organization awards to its program partners and community coalitions makes a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of local residents.”

Application materials can be accessed at www.unitedwayoxfordms.org/opportunities. Non-profit organizations, public entities, and community coalitions fulfilling the UWOLC’s eligibility criteria may apply for funding.

Applications must be received via email in PDF form by 5:00 p.m. on the identified due dates in order to receive consideration. Agency applicants must submit the required Primary Fiscal Agent Pre-Approval Application by February 22, 2018. If the UWOLC’s Finance Committee approves the agency’s submission, a Program Funding Application must be submitted for each proposed program by April 3, 2018. Any community coalition administered by the UWOLC must submit a Community Coalition Funding Application by April 3, 2018.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the FY 2018-2019 Application Workshop, which will be held at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 6, 2018. The workshop will provide guidance on how to develop a strong proposal and insight regarding the application review process.

Program Funding Applications and Community Coalition Funding Applications will be reviewed by the UWOLC’s five Community Impact Advisory Committees, which include members of the UWOLC Board of Directors and other community volunteers. The UWOLC Board of Directors will take into account the recommendations of the referenced Advisory Committees as well as the Community Impact Committee in order to determine the FY 2018-2019 funding awards, which will be announced by June 1, 2018. The awards will fund programs and community coalitions from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

Please direct any questions regarding the call for proposals to the UWOLC's Executive Director, Kurt Brummett, via email at kurt@unitedwayoxfordms.org.