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Agency Application

2019 General Fund Grant Application

For over 55 years, United Way of Lewis County has provided funding and support to the community through our annual grant process. United Way of Lewis County Board of Directors voted to make $100,000 in grants available through two separate grant processes during 2019.

United Way's first round of funding is the General Fund grant and this will make $50,000 available to non-profits for programs that help individuals and families in Lewis County. Programs that will be chosen for grants should be innovative and foster collaboration, with the specific goal of giving individuals and families a hand up.

More information will be published in Spring 2019, as round two of the grant process will fund programs that lift familes out of poverty and best achieve our bold goal of 30% out of poverty by 2030. This grant process came about as a result of United Way of Lewis County asking the community what more can be done to make a difference addressing the issue of poverty. We will be funding programs that best lift families out of poverty to achieve our bold goal.

You must have a website account in order to complete our application.

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All grant applications must be submitted using the online form no later than 4:00 pm on January 17th, 2019. For questions, contact United Way of Lewis County at admin@lewiscountyuw.com or call 360-748-8100.

*NOTE - ONLY ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF THE APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Funding Criteria - funding is provided for specific programs, not overall operations

  • Must have been in operation for a least one year at the time of application

  • Must provide services to residents of Lewis County.

  • Charitable Registration status must be current with the Washington Secretary of State.

  • Be governed by a responsible, active volunteer Board of Directors, which serves without pay, meets regularly, and exercises effective administrative control.

Must be able to provide a copy of:

  • IRS Determination Letter

  • A recent annual audit prepared by an independent CPA firm, which was completed for the period ending within the last 18 months. Organizations with annual revenue of less than $250,000 may submit a financial review prepared by an independent CPA firm.

  • Most recent IRS Form 990.

  • Current board-approved organization's budget.

Items Not Eligible For Funding

  • Sectarian programs (we will fund a program of a religious organization as long as the program does not require religious content and is open to all).

  • Capital campaigns for buildings, etc.

  • Pilot projects.

United Way of Lewis County reserves the right to reject any and all programs in part or in whole. All decisions are made at the discretion of the United Way of Lewis County Board of Directors.

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