NUHSA Updates

United Way of King County Announces New Small Grants Fund

16 Jun 2009 1:15 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

United Way of King County is pleased to announce our new small grants fund!  This new fund, the New Solutions Small Grants Fund, replaces what was previously known as Venture Funds.  Approximately $250,000 is available beginning July 1, 2009 and grants awarded will range from $5,000 - $20,000.

United Way of King County is soliciting small grants project profile for funding. Eligible applicants include informal or formal community or neighborhood associations, community-led nonprofit organizations, or faith-based groups providing a service outside their congregations. Nonprofit organizations working to improve barriers to services through collaboration efforts will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who serve people with low incomes, people who are isolated and not connected to other groups or resources, or people who are traditionally underserved. Projects that that the New Solutions Council is most interested in funding would include:

q Addressing critical or emergent needs and essential services for under-served communities where inequities exist

q Developing neighborhood/community-driven strategies that foster community, agency, and public collaboration

q Improvement in a communities’ ability to identify and implement strategies that address its members needs (i.e., forums, discussion groups, information sharing, planning/process, social networking)

Project guidelines and a sample application can be viewed at here.  

Please submit a
Project Profile detailing your proposal no later than July 6, 2009 close of business (5PM).

Agencies that submit Project Profiles that meet the Council’s priorities will be invited to submit a full proposal in an online application that will be available July 14.  The applications will be due August 10, 2009.

Submit your Project Profile to: by 5 PM July 6, 2009.

Additional information and Important dates
In order to support agencies in understanding the new small grants funding process, we have set-up the following two agency information sessions:

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:30 – 5 PM - 4 p.m. submission deadline
    WSU Extension Offices, 200 Mill Avenue South, Renton
    First Floor Cougar Room

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact NaKeesa M. Frazier at or by phone at 206-461-8544.

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