United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County Seeks Proposals for FY 2017-2018 Funding Cycle

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

Since 1970, the UWOLC has helped advance the common good by mobilizing resources, promoting collaboration, and supporting programs that have a significant impact throughout Oxford and Lafayette County. Millions of dollars have been distributed to partner agencies over the years through a competitive grant-making process that seeks to make a concrete, measurable impact.

The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County is proud to support the LOU community by addressing its most complex challenges in collaboration with local non-profit organizations and other partners,” said Executive Director Kurt Brummett. “Similar to last year’s award process, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 funding cycle will focus on four priority areas: health, education, financial stability, and basic needs.

Application materials are now available on the UWOLC website (click here). Non-profit organizations and public entities fulfilling the UWOLC’s eligibility criteria may apply for funding. Applicants must submit a Primary Fiscal Agent Pre-Approval Application by February 21, 2017, and a Program Funding Application by April 3, 2017. Applications must be received via email in PDF form by 5:00 p.m. on the due dates in order to receive consideration.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the FY 2017-2018 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 9, 2017. The workshop will provide guidance on how to develop a strong proposal and insight regarding the application review process.

Program Funding Applications will be reviewed by the UWOLC’s four Community Impact Advisory Committees, which include members of the UWOLC Board of Directors and other community volunteers. The UWOLC Board of Directors will determine the funding awards to the partner agencies, which will be announced by June 1, 2017. The awards will fund programs from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

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