Community Impact and Summer Fund RFPs Now Open

United Way of Greater New Bedford is announcing requests for proposals for two of its funding streams, Community Impact and Summer Fund.

The Community Impact RFP invites nonprofit organizations and public entities to apply for $10,000 – $25,000 for operational support to continue, maintain, or expand already existing high quality programs and services. Programs and services must align with United Way?s impact areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs and must be available to residents in United Way of Greater New Bedford?s service area: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, and Wareham.

Organizations and public entities interested in applying for a Community Impact grant must first submit a Letter of Intent between March 8 ? 24, 2019, to United Way of Greater New Bedford.? The Letter of Intent should be submitted electronically at unitedwayofgnb.communityforce.com.? Organizations should describe how their programs align with United Way?s mission and impact areas, the expected outcomes of the program, etc.? For those organizations selected to submit a full application after the letter of intent phase, the full application will open April 1st and proposals are due by April 21, 2019, at unitedwayofgnb.communityforce.com.

The Summer Fund RFP invites nonprofit organizations to apply for up to $5,000 to support summer programming through youth employment and camperships. Programs must operate between June ? August 2019, and serve youth in Greater New Bedford. The application opens on March 11 and all applications must be received electronically at unitedwayofgnb.communityforce.com by April 5, 2019.

?Community Impact and Summer Fund grants have impacted many lives in Greater New Bedford,? said Anne Nichelson, VP of Community Impact. ?This year we hope to support the high quality work being done in our community to ensure meaningful impact for residents.? We want residents to get what they need to thrive.?? Contact Anne Nichelson with any questions regarding the Community Impact or Summer Fund grants at 508-994-9625 ext. 215.