United Way of Chester County is requesting proposals for Community Impact and Innovation Grants that primarily address issues related to building financial stability and self-sufficiency for individuals and families, helping children and youth achieve their potential, and improving health and well-being for all, with a priority emphasis on food insecurity, stable housing, and mental and behavioral health. UWCC remains focused on serving ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and addressing the needs of disadvantaged and at-risk individuals and families in Chester County by funding effective and targeted programs and services.

  • Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) NO LATER THAN Friday, March 29, 2024.
  • Organizations invited to submit a full application will be notified of next steps during the week of April 8, 2024
  • Full applications will open on April 12 with a deadline of May 17, 2024.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be invited to apply following submission of a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI)
  • Serve primarily Chester County residents and have full-time physical presence and programming in Chester County
  • Have 501c3 status or similar tax-exempt status
  • Register with the State of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Charitable Organizations (as required)
  • Offer programs/activities/services that align with UWCC goals and priorities, including addressing the needs of ALICE with specific attention given to ALICE Essentials
  • Be willing to respond to UWCC inquiries regarding any information reported in proposals, including midcycle reports

Eligible applicants must complete and submit a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) NO LATER THAN Friday, March 29, 2024. LOIs should be
forwarded to Stephanie Miller at smiller@uwchestercounty.org and include the following:

  • Mission statement of your organization
  • Name and contact information of Executive Director and the person who will be responsible for completing an application, if different
  • Statement of need, including projected use of funds
  • Projected outcomes for funded activities, including how activities address the needs of ALICE