United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Community Impact Grants are how we invest local dollars into our communities to address targeted issues in our impact areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. Our grants go to high performing nonprofit organizations that provide high quality programs and services vetted by a Citizens Review Committee.

While traditionally Community Impact Grants were only available to select agencies, United Way of Greater New Bedford will open the RFP to nonprofits from across Greater New Bedford starting in the Spring of 2018. Organizations from all of our communities will be invited to apply. Organizations that apply for funding must be aligned with United Way of Greater New Bedford’s impact areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability and must be able to report on outcomes that align with the outlined target issues and community goals in those impact areas, below.

United Way of Greater New Bedford partnered with the University of Massachusetts Public Policy Center to host three beginner tutorials on how to use an evidence based approach to improving community outcomes. These tutorials are helpful for organizations that seek to apply to United Way’s Community Impact Grants for funding. The application requires a short description on the use of evidence based approaches and a logic model.

Part One: Developing and using a logic model

 

Part Two: Measuring Outputs & Outcomes

Part Three: Effecting Positive Change