United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties taking grant applications

United Way of Wayne & Holmes
United Way of Wayne & Holmes

United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties (UWWH) announced the release of its 2023 Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the annual community grant funding process. This year UWWH will offer grant funding toward needs based requests. The RFP is open through Dec. 16.

UWWH stands upon its mission of mobilizing community resources to measurably improve the lives of people in the communities they serve in Wayne and Holmes counties, according to a news release. It does this by uniting community partners through the grant funding process. The grants are reviewed by a Community Investment Team volunteers who are UWWH donors. They make a funding recommendation to the UWWH directors.

United Way of Wayne and Holmes has chosen to invest in programs in that seek to improve the lives of residents, often those who are employed, but still are income constrained. The four areas of focus UWWH has considered are health/mental health/substance abuse treatment, safety net, work force development and youth development.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply:

  • A 501(c)3 nonprofit registered with the Secretary of State of Ohio.

  • A governmental organization, such as public education institution, voluntary associations, or faith-based community.

  • Run by a volunteer board of directors, none of whom receives remuneration from the organization.

  • Provide services in Wayne and/or Holmes counties

A question-and-answer session on the application process will be held at UWWH, 215 S. Walnut St., Wooster, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Applicants are encouraged to attend. A Zoom option is available. Call the office for details. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 16. For more information, contact Kayley Cox at kayley@uwwh.org or 330-264-5576. An application is available at uwwh.org.

This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: United Way taking grant applications through December