Green Mountain United Way: Community Grants

Community Grants
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Green Mountain United Way is offering grants for the above fiscal year to eligible non-profit organizations for projects that are in line with our priority areas of Income, Health and Education.

Community Grant Eligibility


The mission: Mobilizing communities to create lasting changes in local conditions that will improve lives

Eligibility:
To be eligible for Community Grant Funding, organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • Organization is located in Vermont and currently tax exempt under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3)
  • The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors
  • Project outcomes are aligned with Green Mountain United Way’s priorities and outcomes in the area of Income, Health or Education (see our website at www.gmunitedway.org and click on “Priorities” for details)
  • Project activities occur between July 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015
  • Project funding supports activities in one or more of the following counties in Vermont: Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans, Washington
  • Requested amount is $7,500 or less
  • A minimum of 50% of the total amount requested is matched by in-kind contributions and/or other revenue sources

Community Grant Application Timeline


The timeline for the Green Mountain United Way Community Grants for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 is as follows:

December 11, 2013: Grant writing workshop at the GMUW Montpelier, VT office
January 2, 2014: Grant Letter of Intent and Application will be available on our website at www.gmunitedway.org
February 1, 2014: 4 p.m. – deadline for receipt of letter of intent
February 15, 2014: Selected organizations will be invited to submit Grant Applications
March 6, 2014: 4 p.m. – Grant Applications due
May 20, 2014: Potential grantees submitted to GMUW Board of Directors for approval
June 1, 2014: Finally selected grantees notified of awards

Grant Writing Workshop
December 11, 2013


Green Mountain United Way is offering a training regarding its Community Grant application process. Anyone interested in applying for a grant is encouraged to attend this workshop.

The workshop will take place on December 11, 2013 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the GMUW office at 963 Paine Turnpike N #2, Montpelier (Berlin), VT 05602.

The training will include:

  • Overview of Green Mountain United Way
  • What makes a good Letter of Intent and Grant Application
  • Timeline
  • How you can strengthen your chances of being awarded a grant

Please RSVP to Nancy Zorn at nzorn@gmunitedway.org or call 802-229-9532.

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