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United Way Seeks Applications for Olneyville Community Fund Grants

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

 

United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has begun accepting grant applications for its Olneyville Community Fund. UWRI has invested more than $3 million in Olneyville since 2002.

For 2014, applications must be submitted by Friday, January 24 by 4:00 p.m to apply for grants from a funding pool of $100,000. The Olneyville Community Fund Advisory Committee and members of UWRI’s Board of Directors will make their decisions, and applicants will be notified in April.

To be eligible for grant consideration, individual organizations and consortiums must have a letter of determination of 501c(3) status from the IRS or have a fiscal agent with 501c(3) status; provide services within Olneyville; and meet outlined financial documentation requirements based on annual budget size. An organizational description, budget, and comprehensive program outline—including goals and objectives, how success will be measured, target population, agency capacity, and previous funding received from UWRI—must also be included.

UWRI moved to its Olneyville headquarters in 2008, and the Olneyville Community Fund was established to help local residents, business owners, and community-based organizations implement programs that support the development of a thriving neighborhood. Agencies applying for funding should offer programs that focus on access to affordable housing, strengthening commerce and local business, improving the environment, and expanding community partnerships that address community needs.

More Info

For additional information, including a downloadable application, click here.

Any questions regarding the Olneyville Community Fund may be directed to Kerstin Klebbe at(401) 444-0625 or Kerstin.klebbe@uwri.org.

Applications are to be submitted electronically to Kerstin Klebbe.


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