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UNITED WAY OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY (UWCC) PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FUNDING GRANT

The 2024 / 2025 Grant has been awarded. Please check back at a later date for more information on the 2025 / 2026 Grant.

These grants support ongoing programs that align with our community impact focus areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Critical Basic Needs. United Way of Cumberland County will host a Request for Funding Proposal Workshop for organizations interested in applying for program funding at the beginning of each year. 

Interested organizations MUST meet the following Eligibility Requirements and Program Funding Criteria.

1. Organizations must have a 501 (c) 3 status.

2. Organizations must have at least a two-year history of service in Cumberland County.

3. Organizations must have a staffed office located in Cumberland County and provide services to Cumberland County residents at least 20 hours per week.

4. Organizations must have an active diversified volunteer governing board of directors with at least nine members. 

5. Organizations must align with one of UWCC Community Impact Areas:

  • Education - Programs that strengthen Cumberland County resident's ability to succeed.     
  • Health - Programs that provide access to health care and wellness education. 
  • Basic Critical Needs & Financial Stability - Programs that provide access to emergency food, rental, utility, and medical financial assistance, safe shelter, as well as programs that support employment preparation and financial self-sufficiency. 

 

YOUTH GROWTH STOCK TRUST GRANTS

Grant applications will start March 1st.

The Youth Growth Stock Grant was established in 1992, due to the late Robert Short’s concern for the well-being of the community’s youth.  United Way of Cumberland County is the trust administrator. Each year, grants are awarded to local programs, initiatives, schools and scholarships that specifically benefit Cumberland County youth.

Thank you to all applicants who submitted a grant proposal to Youth Growth Stock Trust last year.

 

THE EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER PROGRAM (EFSP) GRANT

Phase 41 is Closed.

This grant is for local recipient organizations to use EFSP funds for mass shelter, mass feeding, food distribution through food pantries, food banks, and food vouchers, pass-due utility payments to prevent service disconnections, past due rent/mortgage assistance to prevent evictions and to assist people that are leaving shelters with establishing stable living conditions.  Residents in need of assistance must contact the agency directly to check for the availability of funds.

Organizations interested in applying for EFSP Phase 42 funding MUST ATTEND the Phase 42 EFSP Virtual Request for Funding Proposal Workshop that will be held in March 2025. More information will be released in the future.

Our Impact In 2022/2023

  • People Helped

    210,966

  • Volunteer Hours

    4,605

  • Funds Granted

    $745,462

  • Volunteers

    311

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