Community Impact Grants

United Way of the Kearney Area has dedicated $10,000 in 2015 for Community Impact Grants - programs that address issues in the areas of EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH.

The Community Impact Grants are a one-year demonstration grant, or pilot project, to encourage entities to develop new and innovative ways to improve people’s lives and/or change community conditions.  Results of the one-year program will be measured, tracked and reported to United Way.

Items that will not be considered for Community Impact grant funding:

  • Direct financial assistance to individuals or families.
  • Capital expenditures.
  • Grants/stipends to conduct and/or for individuals to attend conferences and seminars.
  • Audits.
  • Other items deemed inappropriate by UWKA's Board of Directors.

Timeline for Community Impact Grants:

December 30     Community Impact Grant Applications Due

January              Community Impact Volunteers review Grant Applications

February             Executive Committee reviews recommendations for funding

February             Board of Directors approves Community Impact Grant funding

March                 Community Impact Grant programs begin and funds are distributed

Organizations within Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan, Franklin or Custer counties need not be current United Way partner agencies to apply for funding.

Click HERE to download the Grant Application.